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posted on 10 September 2015

Early Headlines: China Tightens Capital Controls, Hungary May Arm Border, Brazil Cut To Junk, Asian Stocks Lower, Famous Stupid People And More

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Early Bird Headlines 10 September 2015

Econintersect: Here are some of the headlines we found to help you start your day. For more headlines see our afternoon feature for GEI members, What We Read Today, which has many more headlines and a number of article discussions to keep you abreast of what we have found interesting.



  • The other immigrants: how the super-richskirt quotas and closed borders (The Conversation) It is not only the poor and the displaced who are on the move. The rich, especially from countries such as Russia and China, are also leaving their home countries, but they are not faced with fences and rejection but welcomes and encouragement. A review of these policies highlights the dramatic differences between rich and poor when it comes to immigration. It also reveals the dubious economic benefits of catering to the super-rich. Econintersect: In much of the developed world there is demonstrable economic benefit for increasing immigration by the poor and the young, especially were populations are peaking or already declining. We will look for studies of these effects and post them in full or in our "reading lists" for discussion.


  • Number of homeless school children in NYC soars to 87,000, new report reveals (Daily News) About 87,000 New York City school children were living in homeless shelters or temporary housing in the 2013-2014 school year, according to a new report on the latest available figures. The number has shot up a whopping 71% since 2007-2008, when about 51,000 homeless students attended city schools. In the last year alone, there were about 6,600 more homeless students in the schools, according to the report by the non-profit Institute for Children, Poverty and Homelessness. City officials said there are now roughly 23,000 homeless children living in shelters, including those who many not be of school age.

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