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  • Peace Corps Worldwide is an online community and resource for Returned Peace Corps Volunteers (RPCVs), Peace Corps Volunteers (PCVs), their friends and families, and all who share a desire for international understanding. Peace Corps Worldwide is in no way associated with the Peace Corps or the National Peace Corps Association.

Peace Corps Equity Act Passed - Posted 15 hours ago to Peace Corps: Public Records

Jonathan Pearson, Advocate for the National Peace Corps Association,  is reporting: "Tuesday night, as President Obama signed a $1.1 trillion appropriations bill to fund most of the federal government for the remainder of the current fiscal year, one very small component of the bill means fairer treatment for female Peace Corps Volunteers (PCVs). Included in the Peace Corps section of the 1,600 page spending package is corrective language that will implement the.. (Read More)

New-Home Construction, Builders’ Optimism Still Rising - Posted 1 day ago to Your Money: Popular Freakonomics

The Mortgage Corner Home builders’ optimism is still high, though builder confidence in the market for newly built single-family homes fell one point in December to a level of 57 on the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI), following a four-point uptick last month. Graph: Calculated Risk “After a sluggish start.. (Read More)

Retail Sales Portend +4 Percent GDP in 2015 - Posted 1 day ago to Your Money: Popular Freakonomics

Popular Economics Weekly We have said that the prospect of higher interest rates next year may spur some extraordinary growth over the next few quarters, and just out holiday retail sales seem to be fulfilling that prophecy.  Consumer spending is returning to pre-recession levels, and this is without the boost from housing refinance that drove the housing bubble. Retail sales are soaring even with lower gasoline prices (since retail prices not adjusted.. (Read More)

Millennial RPCVs Unable to Find Work in Washington - Posted 1 day ago to John Coyne Babbles

This news article appeared today in the Washington Post. Results are not surprising as even the Peace Corps doesn't recruit RPCVs to work at HQ. The article cites two RPCVs from Ghana, Cheri Baker and Anthony Cotton, both highly skilled and laden with degrees plus their Peace Corps service, both having given up and/or working part-time to find a federal job. ......Ask not what your government can do for you.... Millennials exit the federal workforce as.. (Read More)

Posh Corps Shorts - Posted 2 days ago to John Coyne Babbles

Alan Toth (South Africa 2010-12) started Posh Corps Shorts as a companion series for his feature film Posh Corps. He was inspired to create the companion series based on his conversations with RPCVs from countries like Morocco and Cambodia. Despite the fact that they did not serve in South Africa, Alan said, "they understood immediately that the film was intended to demonstrate that the availability of first-world.. (Read More)

Dry Days - Posted 3 days ago to Introduced Species

A line of water trickles along the gutter of our sidewalk. I follow it down the street. I can’t identify from which house it came. I do this often – this sleuthing to identify which neighbor is wasting water. I've seen a neighbor washing his car on the street with the hose running; gardens being watered mid-day and malfunctioning sprinklers; people hosing off a driveway and sidewalk rather than sweeping. I don’t want.. (Read More)

The Economic Consequences of Too Much Inequality - Posted 5 days ago to Your Money: Popular Freakonomics

Financial FAQs A new report released by the World Economic Forum, ranks rising inequality as the top trend facing the globe in 2015, according to a survey of 1,767 global leaders from business, academia, government and non-profits, many of whom convened recently in Dubai. Its effects are barely known to economists, much less politicians. The U.S. has.. (Read More)

South of the Border - Posted 1 week ago to Your Money: In the New Economy

The headlines about immigration reform cause me to reflect on Mexico and its people.  I like the Mexicans and found them to be the easiest people with whom to live and work among all the 17 nationalities with whom I have lived.  I tell people that to understand Mexico one has to understand that the fourth dimension, time, does not exist.  It is really the land of manana.  As evidence the Mexicans are the only.. (Read More)

Will 2014 Be Best Employment Year Since 1999? - Posted 1 week ago to Your Money: Popular Freakonomics

Popular Economics Weekly Calculated Risk’s Bill McBride has just come out with a noteworthy prediction. This could be the best year for private employment since 1999. “The consensus is the economy will add another 220 thousand jobs in November (215 thousand private sector jobs).   If that happens, 2014 will be the best year for private employment since 1999.” Well, that benchmark has already been broken with.. (Read More)

The Peace Corps Ranks Third in Best Places to Work in the Federal Government - Posted 1 week ago to John Coyne Babbles

TO:                  Peace Corps Global FROM:            Carrie Hessler-Radelet, Director SUBJECT:      Peace Corps Ranks Third in Best Places to Work in the Federal Government I'm thrilled to share with you that the results of the annual survey of 2014 Best Places to Work in the Federal Government are in. The Peace Corps is ranked third among 30 small agencies-up from fourth place last year. Our employee satisfaction and commitment score.. (Read More)