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The Labor Force Participation Rate as an Indicator of Regional Economic Wellbeing

Pieta Blakely, PhD ((Co)Action Blog) 2018-06-27 02:43

On a national and local level, we typically interpret unemployment rates as an indicator of economic well-being. This paper argues that the Labor Force Participation Rate (LFPR) offers a more...

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The Dangers of Distorting History

Torsten Kathke, PhD ((Co)Action Blog) 2018-08-25 19:11

In the current media climate of "fake news" accusations and divisive partisanship in the United States, it is no wonder that history as a powerful way of making sense of the past and its connections to the...

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Laos Dam Collapse Sparks Compassion amid Criticism

Erik Fruth ((Co)Action Blog) 2018-08-07 21:56

The dam collapse in southern Laos’ Attapeu Province in July 2018 led to an outpouring of global generosity and some serious criticisms about the safety of hydropower dams in the Mekong river basin....

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Where Plastic Waste is Gold

Tracy A. Corley ((Co)Action Blog) 2018-06-20 20:20

I love stories about enterprising individuals making a difference in the world. That’s why David Katz’s story in a recent edition of Future Thinkers Podcast had my creative brain firing on all...

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Multiple Meanings in Local Initiatives: A Glimpse from the World Music Market

Glaucia Peres da Silva, PhD ((Co)Action Blog) 2018-09-06 01:34

From the case of the World Music market, we learn that local initiatives always have multiple meanings—a polysemy that cannot be avoided and must be considered in analysis and practice for local...

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