How Do We Make More Jobs Good Jobs?
As we greet 2017, one clear message is that America has a jobs problem. It’s not that we don’t have enough jobs, but that we don’t have enough good jobs. More than 40 percent of American jobs today pay less than $15 an hour, and most of these low-wage jobs lack important employment benefits such as paid leave, health insurance or retirement. READ MORE
Rhodes Must Build
The dead are not our enemies. Nor are their statues. Our fight is with the beliefs and assumptions that lead us to look past another human being as if they were not there. The Rhodes Scholarships are the oldest and arguably most prestigious scheme for university students in the world. Now in their 113th year, Rhodes is finally becoming global, with new awards in China and the Middle East and others to come, and reactivated scholarships in places such as Malaysia. READ MORE
Review of A. Michael Spence Lecture: Growth Patterns in Developed Countries
The Rhodes Economics Forum hosted Nobel Laureate A. Michael Spence (Ontario & Magdalen 1966) on the 28th of November in Oxford, where he addressed recent patterns of economic growth in developed countries. Highlighting the post crisis low-growth equilibrium, the changing role of labour in the economy, and developed countries’ priorities, both in the past and present, with regards to globalisation, he inspired his audience of aspiring economists and scholars to contemplate the impacts of the emerging political and economic landscape. READ MORE
Rhodes Healthcare Forum 2016: Innovation or Optimisation?
Everyone knows (and hopefully agrees!) healthcare is a crucial part of any community’s social fabric. Receiving timely care from your healthcare system when you need it most says a lot about your community and peoples’ attitudes towards each other. However, despite access to appropriate healthcare being a fundamental UN principal, it is something low, middle and high income societies struggle to deliver. READ MORE
Farming for the Future: three ways to rethink youth livelihoods in the agriculture sector
At a time when human well-being is measured not only in terms of economic development, but also on the resilience of the environment and the society we live in, it is important to question the nature of livelihood opportunities that young people are being encouraged to pursue and their implications for the future. READ MORE
Raising the Bar
The simple powerful premise of the Rhodes Trust is that higher education makes a positive difference for the world. The wisdom of this proposition is particularly evident in the successful leadership of the large numbers of Rhodes Scholars from around the world who used their legal education at Oxford and elsewhere in the service of others READ MORE