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How Technology Is Leading Us Into the Imagination Age

In many ways, the future is unpredictable. A report by the World Economic Forum reveals that almost 65 percent of the jobs elementary school students will be doing in the future do not even exist yet. Combined with technological automation and the disappearance of traditional jobs, this leaves us with a critical question: how can […]

Women-only slate to chair elite 2018 World Economic Forum in Davos

5 days agoNews : USAToday: News

The World Economic Forum, or Davos, as it's known by its participants, has taken heat for years for it stark gender imbalance.        

World leaders to meet under all-female co-chair team at Davos 2018

ZURICH (Reuters) - The next World Economic Forum of world leaders and CEOs in Davos will be chaired by women including International Monetary Fund director Christine Lagarde, Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg and IBM's chief executive Ginni Rometty. Read more... Permalink | Email this | Linking Blogs | Comments

Inflation tweaks offer U.S. workers abroad some tax relief

Globally, the United States doesn't make the top 10 places people from other countries want to move. It came in 43rd in Internations' latest survey, as reported by the World Economic Forum. Maybe it's because of our tax system. People definitely are peripatetic. Show More Summary

The Growth of Green Financing

According to the World Economic Forum, at least $700 Billion should be invested yearly in order to monitor and maintain stable carbon levels. ‘Green financing’ is an innovative solution to this monetary issue that promotes the investment of private funds. Show More Summary

It’s going to take more than 200 years to close the workplace equality gap. Here’s why it’s getting worse.

2 weeks agoNews : BlogPost

It may take women around the world more than two centuries to achieve workplace equality, according to a new report from the World Economic Forum. Since 2006, the organization has tried to figure out whether the world is becoming more or less equal for women. This year, for the first time, it says things are […]

It will now take 100 years to reach gender equality

The gender gap is actually getting wider; the World Economic Forum (WEF) estimates it’s going to take a century for women to achieve equality in political empowerment, economic participation, health, and education. In its latest Global...Show More Summary

Robolution—it's about human skills, not just technology

The presence of robots in industry and beyond – factories are far from the only place where machines play a key role – is anything but new. In a July 2017 article written for the World Economic Forum, Jeff Morgan of Trinity College, Dublin, expresses amazement at the concern about new wave of automation. Show More Summary

China ranks 100th in gender equality, according to new World Economic Forum report

2 weeks agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

China remains the world's lowest-ranked country with regard to the gender gap in its sex ratio at birth. [ more › ]

The 16 worst countries for gender equality

LONDON — The average Global Gender Gap stands at 68%, and widened in 2017 for the first time since the World Economic Forum (WEF) began tracking the divide. The Index measures equality between men and women in 144 countries worldwide...Show More Summary

U.S. tech firms must do more to combat extremism, says the World Economic Forum

(Reuters) — U.S. tech firms such as Facebook and Twitter should be more aggressive in tackling extremism and political misinformation if they want to avoid government action, a report from the World Economic Forum said on Monday. The study from the Swiss nonprofit organization adds to a chorus of calls for Silicon Valley to stem […]

These Americans are changing the world — and they're all under 40

Each year, the World Economic Forum selects innovative and socially-minded young people to receive its Young Global Leaders award. Awardees, who are recognized for making considerable contributions to their field and society, are all...Show More Summary

Ikigai: Japanese secret to a long, meaningful life

From World Economic Forum: What’s your reason for getting up in the morning? Just trying to answer such a big question might make you want to crawl back into bed. If it does, the Japanese concept of ikigai could help. Originating from...Show More Summary

Economic Growth, Capitalism, Improves Standards of Living, Health, Life Expectancy: New at Reason

last monthNews : Reason

Free markets make the world a better place. Marian Tupy writes: Last Friday, the Cato Institute hosted a forum on a new book, Neil Monnery's Architect of Prosperity: Sir John Cowperthwaite and the Making of Hong Kong. Sir John Cowperthwaite...Show More Summary

SA falls to 61st spot from 47 on global competitiveness report

CAPE TOWN - South Africa's overall rankings declined from 47 to 61 in terms of global competitiveness, the World Economic Forum's Competitiveness Report for 2017-2018, released last week shown. This report presents a framework and aShow More Summary

Switzerland Tops World's Most Competitive Countries Index (Yemen Least)

Something else 'Murica is no longer #1 in... A recently released World Economic Forum report has found that the global economy is recovering well nearly a decade on from the start of the global financial crisis with GDP growth hitting 3.5 percent in 2017. Show More Summary

World Economic Forum Challenges Businesses to Support LGBT Equality, Even in Countries Without Equal Rights

According to the World Economic Forum, advice for companies supporting gay rights, but that operate in countries where such policies are a non-starter, need to do the following: Do not get bogged down in any social or political disputes, but at the same time, do not back down from any commitment to diversity, inclusion or equal rights.

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