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Sunday, September 30, 2018


Webinar tomorrow - Brazilian Economic History

News posted in Economic History, September 30th 2018
Hello everyone
I would like to invite you again to our first webinar: "The Brazilian economic formation from a historical panorama"
We will introduce some basic information about the Brazilian economic formation, especially to who wants to have a first contact with the subject. It will help interested people to understand the next webinars discussions, that will be about more specific questions.
Start: October 1, 2018, 10:30
Estimated duration: 50 minutes
Timezone: the time displayed here is in your local timezone (America/Sao_Paulo)
Best,
Renata and Paulo
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What do you think of when you hear the phrase "public service"? If you're conjuring images of government agencies or working at a food pantry you're not wrong...but there is so much more! At MIT, the unique skills of the student body, the resources available across the Institute, and even our urban location let us take public service to the next level. 

Below we've highlighted several examples of the different ways public service is happening at MIT
through social entrepreneurship (IDEAS), civic engagement (with student groups like COMIT), capacity building and direct service  with community partners (fostered by the Social Action Fair), and community education (through experiential learning opportunities such as the PKG Summer Series). You might already be engaging in public service and not know it!

The PKG Center is here to help you boost what you're already doing and explore new ways to get involved that you may never have even considered. Stop by our offices in W20-549 to find a service experience that fits your interests.

 
Four IDEAS alumni were chosen for BostInno's 25 Rising Entrepreneurs and Technologists Under the Age of 25. 
Couldn't attend the PKG Social Action Fair on 9/18? Meet the organizations who were there and find out how you can get involved locally! 
    Upcoming PKG Events  & Deadlines   
Meet COMIT-- A new student group that is starting conversations and ramping up civic engagement at MIT! 
The PKG Summer Series connected students with fun community engagement opportunities including a hike in the Blue Hills Reservation.
The PKG Center helps you apply and expand your problem-solving skills to some of the world's toughest challenges. We offer: 
  • Programs that let you explore social change efforts and organizations locally and globally through immersive service experiences, paid employment, and volunteer opportunities.
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Monday, September 17, 2018

michigan gov says in cgtn interview that michigan has come from nowhere in his 8 years to ebing number 3 state in terms afttract china inward investiment

however he focuses mainly on big companies - see also comparison between alibaba's gateway17 in deytroit and toronto

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

apps that trap more cosumption

seen at mashable
I started using the Starbucks app . So far, the major consequence has been that I spend a lot more money on Starbucks, even when I don't want to. It's good for Starbucks and bad for me — or any consumer who uses the app to order their drinks before setting foot in one of the chain's stores. Things start to go wrong when you have to pay for the experience. For whatever reason — Starbucks PR would not tell, though I asked twice — you are forced to "reload" your app's cash reserves in $5 increments, with a minimum of $10 each time. Of course, your Starbucks purchases will rarely if ever end in 0, so you will always have some irritating, not-quite-enough amount of money on your app when you are forced to add $10. For example, I typically buy either a medium coffee or a "Nitro Cold Brew" ($2.89 and $4.84 respectively). This morning, I had $2.59 on my card, and I needed to add $10 to order a $2.89 drink in advance — a major overspend just to use the Starbucks app: