Tuesday August 29, 2017

The impact of tax and benefit systems on the workforce participation incentives of women is a 2016 report, published by the OECD.

This paper examines the impact of tax and benefit systems on the incentives for second earners to enter formal employment. The paper highlights how various tax design features create greater participation disincentives for second earners than for primary earners or single individuals. As second earners in OECD countries are more often women, these greater disincentives create significant gender-equity concerns.

(Source: OECD)

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Thursday August 24, 2017

Global action to drive innovation in Alzheimer's Disease and other Dementias: connecting research, regulation and access is a 2016 report by the OECD.

Policymakers and the research community have an integral leadership role to foster collaborative efforts to deliver the best available science for evidence based policies and approval processes.

The second Lausanne Workshop of December 2015 reviewed the policy and stakeholder actions needed to accelerate biomedical research and health innovation for Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. A particular focus was placed on the large and growing societal implications of Alzheimer’s disease and the heightened urgency to define sustainable access strategies for future diagnostics and therapies

(Source: OECD)

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Wednesday August 23, 2017



Benjamin Hennig created these cartograms, "The geography of hate groups in America" that show where each category of hate group is located.

Some of the hate groups include: Anti-Muslim, Anti-LBGT, Neo-Nazi, Skinheads, etc.

(Source: The Map Room)

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