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Is inequality really rising?

November 29th, 2019, 11:17 am

Interesting article from The Economist, questioning the conventional wisdom: https://www.economist.com/briefing/2019/11/28/economists-are-rethinking-the-numbers-on-inequality
 
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Re: Is inequality really rising?

December 1st, 2019, 7:29 pm

 Once power is wrested from the EU and given to Westminster, do you think everything will  be hunky dory? Not necessarily. A  "Singapore in the North Sea" could be a race to the bottom be one possible scenario.
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Re: Is inequality really rising?

December 1st, 2019, 7:31 pm

No. Some things will be better, some will be worse. You can quote me. See if I'm right.
 
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Re: Is inequality really rising?

December 1st, 2019, 7:59 pm

Sounds a bit like a weather forecast: mostly sunny with intermittent showers.
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Re: Is inequality really rising?

December 1st, 2019, 10:10 pm

Interesting article from The Economist, questioning the conventional wisdom: https://www.economist.com/briefing/2019/11/28/economists-are-rethinking-the-numbers-on-inequality
That article is behind a paywall of sorts, but I read the printed version today. It certainly shines a light on a bunch of very difficult measurement questions in the areas of income and wealth. And it is hard to avoid the feeling that the Piketty, Saez & Guzman trio are very sensitive about criticism of their methods. The Pink Floyd and Abba references in the headlines also added some levity. 
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