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Friday Roundup: Human Development Report, LinkedIn Economic Confidence Outlook, Inequality, and Jason Furman

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The 2014 edition of the Human Development Report was released yesterday. The latest report focuses on promoting people’s choices and protecting human development achievements. 

LinkedIn’s Economic Confidence Outlook predicts scattered optimism for the future of the global economy.  The survey, conducted in the first quarter of 2014, of more than 14,000 senior business leaders on LinkedIn in 16 different countries around the world is designed to gauge leaders’ confidence level in the global economy and their country. 

A post in The Economist’s Free Exchange blog, “Inequality: Let them eat cosmopolitans,” critiques Tyler Cowen's NYT op ed on globally falling income inequality. The post also argues that  much of the dissatisfaction with national income inequality actually seems to have very little to do with globalization.

Jason Furman, Chairman of the Council of Economic Affair, spoke at the World Bank on inclusive growth in the US
 

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