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Weekly Round-up - a historic low in child poverty, designing more accessible advice, how Amsterdam is fighting mass tourism & more!

Published Date: 7 November 2017

Each week, the SIX team will be sharing their favourite pieces of reading. The content will be organised thematically, and each piece will tie to work that is currently being undertaken by the organisation. Enjoy!




Child poverty



Jordan Junge: Why U.S. child poverty has fallen to a historic low


Child poverty has fallen to a historic low in the US, at 15.6%, thanks to government programs and tax assistance. The research also shows that behavioural responses to government programs are negligible and spur people to work. (via CityLab, October 2017)


Citizens Advice


Julie Munk: Designing more accessible advice


Making online advice more accessible makes our service fairer. (via Citizen’s Advice, October 2017) 


Corporate social responsibility


Jordan Junge: Inside Patagonia's Fight Against the Trump Administration


The company is advocating for public lands, like Utah’s Bears Ears, that are in danger of private reallocation. An insight into a corporate response to climate change. (via Fast Company, October 2017)  


Cities


Duncan Collins-Adams: Amsterdammers v tourists: 'It's worst when they throw up in your plant box'


Can the city be saved from the mass tourism it created as a result of post global financial crash investment? (via The Guardian, November 2017)


Data


Jordan Junge: Who do you trust? How data is helping us decide and what does it mean for the future?


Faced with a choice of babysitters, which do you rely on: your instinct – or the algorithm that tells you to book the one in the green top? (via The Guardian, October 2017)


America


Duncan Collins-Adams: What America Taught the Nazis

In the 1930s, the Germans were fascinated by the global leader in codified racism—the United States. (via The Atlantic, November 2017)