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Please see below selected recent emerging markets-related change. (Until mid-2018 the focus has been primarily on Africa.)
According to recent data from the World Bank, more than half of South Africa’s population lives below the poverty line. Another 27 percent live at risk of falling into poverty. Just 4 percent are considered wealthy. Just 20 percent of South Africans qualify as middle class.
Please see below selected recent economic developments.
The field of economics lags considerably behind other social sciences, such as history, anthropology and sociology, in understanding the ways narratives affect human thoughts and actions, claimed getabstract. Economist Robert J. Shiller explains the large-scale ramifications and detailed nuances of “narrative economics,” and how stories about an economic event – perhaps tales of the Great Depression or accounts of asset bubbles – may contribute to financial disruption.
Please see below selected recent identity-related change.
See also: Halcyon Identity Headlines
Identities are always at some level imagined, believes Eurasia Group, arguing that what people choose to focus on differs widely from country to country, according to a 2017 study by Pew Research. A few findings:
52% of Hungarians see place of birth as the most important attribute of national identity, while only 13% of Germans say the same.
Please see below selected recent ethics-related change.
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- Despite regulators and law enforcement agencies around the world imposing more than US$11 billion of financial penalties since 2012, there remains a significant level of unethical conduct. EY’s latest survey shows fraud and corruption are among the greatest risks to business.
Please see below selected recent risk-related change.
See also: Halcyon Risk Headlines
Please see below selected recent equality-related change.
See also: Halcyon Equality Headlines
Halcyon tracked compelling change throughout 2017.
In addition, Human Progress, which tracks technological, medical and scientific improvements that make the lives of ordinary people better, shared the improvements that most caught its attention in 2017, doubtless only a tiny fraction of all the advances humanity made last year: