The Conversation

Jue 11/05/2023

Passport bottleneck is holding up international travel by Americans eager to see the world as COVID-19 eases

(Jay L. Zagorsky, Boston University) The World Health Organization declared on May 5, 2023, that the COVID-19 pandemic is no longer a public health emergency. Although the virus is still causing hospitalizations and deaths, many travelers who were reluctant to go abroad because of the pandemic now feel freer to travel internationally again.

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Mar 02/05/2023

When employers reward ‘ideal’ workers, gender equality suffers

(Shireen Kanji, Brunel University London) UK deputy prime minister Dominic Raab recently resigned following the publication of a report into workplace complaints about his conduct, including bullying allegations. But this element of his behaviour wasn’t the only concerning workplace problem highlighted by the report.

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  • (Shireen Kanji, Brunel University London) UK deputy prime minister Dominic Raab recently resigned following the publication of a report into workplace complaints about his conduct, including bullying allegations. But this element of his behaviour wasn’t the only concerning workplace problem highlighted by the report.

Mar 02/05/2023

How Wrexham’s football fairy tale is fuelled by Disney and Hollywood glamour

(Simon Chadwick, SKEMA Business School and Paul Widdop, Manchester Metropolitan University) For one of the oldest football clubs in the world, this has been a season to remember. Wrexham’s men’s team have won the National League title and promotion to League Two, the fourth tier of English football.

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Jue 06/04/2023

What Binance’s US lawsuit says about the future for cryptocurrency regulation

(Andrew Urquhart, University of Reading and Hossein Jahanshahloo, Cardiff University) The world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange, Binance, has been hit with a lawsuit by US regulator the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). This is not the first time a cryptocurrency exchange has been charged by a regulator. But this particular case involves a regulator that does not directly oversee cryptocurrencies. This indicates how regulators – particularly those in the US – hope to clamp down on the cryptocurrency industry.

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Mar 04/04/2023

Behind the Latter-day Saint church’s vast wealth are two centuries of financial hits and misses

(Benjamin Park, Sam Houston State University) During the first weekend of April 2023, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will hold its semiannual General Conference in Salt Lake City. Tens of thousands of members will attend in person, with millions watching from home.

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Vie 10/03/2023

Should you pay for Meta’s and Twitter’s verified identity subscriptions? A social media researcher explains how the choice you face affects everyone else

(Anjana Susarla, Michigan State University) Social media services have generally been free of charge for users, but now, with ad revenues slowing down, social media companies are looking for new revenue streams beyond targeted ads. Now, Twitter is charging for its blue check verification, and Meta and Twitter both charge for identity protection.

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Mar 07/03/2023

The retention problem: Women are going into tech but are also being driven out

(Vandana Singh, University of Tennessee) By 2029, there will be 3.6 million computing jobs in the U.S., but there will only be enough college graduates with computing degrees to fill 24% of these jobs. For decades, the U.S. has poured resources into improving gender representation in the tech industry. However, the numbers are not improving proportionately. Instead, they have remained stagnant, and initiatives are failing.

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Mié 01/03/2023

La exclusión social, una bola que crece en España con cada crisis

(Miguel Laparra Navarro, Universidad Pública de Navarra) ¿Es hoy más difícil salir de la exclusión social? Es la pregunta que nos hacemos y que respondemos con un rotundo sí. Después de dos crisis intensas, la financiera de 2008-2014 y la de la Covid-19, y la irrupción de la última crisis, la de la inflación, se constata que el impacto sobre la exclusión social en España crece. De hecho, si la exclusión severa afectaba al 6,3 % de la población en España en 2007, ese porcentaje se duplica hasta un 12,7 % en 2021, afectando a 6 millones de personas.

 

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  • (Miguel Laparra Navarro, Universidad Pública de Navarra) ¿Es hoy más difícil salir de la exclusión social? Es la pregunta que nos hacemos y que respondemos con un rotundo sí. Después de dos crisis intensas, la financiera de 2008-2014 y la de la Covid-19, y la irrupción de la última crisis, la de la inflación, se constata que el impacto sobre la exclusión social en España crece. De hecho, si la exclusión severa afectaba al 6,3 % de la población en España en 2007, ese porcentaje se duplica hasta un 12,7 % en 2021, afectando a 6 millones de personas.