Category Archives: Demographics and Social Vulnerability

India Passes Japan as World’s 3rd Largest Economy!


According to the IMF, the European Union has the largest GDP, worth $15.8 trillion, followed by the United States with $15 trillion, China with $11.3 trillion, and India now narrowly ahead of Japan, with $4.458 trillion against $4.44 trillion. In … Continue reading

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Social Capital and Globalization!


WE often here discuss critical infrastructure, its creation, operation, protection, and impacts. We seldom hear as much about investments in the people of any given nation-state and the long term impact of doing that investment or not doing it. My … Continue reading

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Social Vulnerability and Disasters!


The real history of the last 4 decades of the growth in federal disaster relief is the cultural conflict between the public works mentality that has dominated FEMA and the federal relief agencies and the reality of the division of … Continue reading

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The States of Mexico [31]!


More on prior post! Political divisions of Mexico From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia “States of Mexico” redirects here. Not to be confused with the state-type political division of Mexico named Mexico, see State of Mexico. For the various countries named … Continue reading

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FOOD STAMPS and THE DRAFT!


From a recent Washington Times article: “The pool from which the military recruits is already getting smaller. In 1973, the year the draft ended and the all-volunteer force arose, 90 percent of males, ages 17 through 24, qualified based on … Continue reading

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JANE ADDAMS


WAPO ran an article on women who had made a difference!  Not quite sure of their criteria but I think Eleanor Roosevelt and Jane Addams should have been on the list!  Frances Perkins previously posted on here was on the … Continue reading

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I LOVE THE CENSUS


The 2010 Census will take years to process!   In the meantime go to: http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/census/2011-08-10-census-20-years-change_n.htm

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