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Is inequality really rising?

Posted: November 29th, 2019, 11:17 am
by ISayMoo
Interesting article from The Economist, questioning the conventional wisdom: https://www.economist.com/briefing/2019/11/28/economists-are-rethinking-the-numbers-on-inequality

Re: Is inequality really rising?

Posted: December 1st, 2019, 7:29 pm
by Cuchulainn
 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.

Re: Is inequality really rising?

Posted: December 1st, 2019, 7:31 pm
by Paul
No. Some things will be better, some will be worse. You can quote me. See if I'm right.

Re: Is inequality really rising?

Posted: December 1st, 2019, 7:59 pm
by Cuchulainn
Sounds a bit like a weather forecast: mostly sunny with intermittent showers.

Re: Is inequality really rising?

Posted: December 1st, 2019, 10:10 pm
by bearish
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. 

Re: Is inequality really rising?

Posted: January 13th, 2020, 3:35 pm
by Cuchulainn
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Re: Is inequality really rising?

Posted: January 13th, 2020, 4:02 pm
by Cuchulainn
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. 
The difference in income is a side-effect. It is the control of how this income is determined and distributed is the key.

Re: Is inequality really rising?

Posted: January 21st, 2020, 4:53 pm
by Cuchulainn
Ireland has the fifth largest number of billionaires in the world, relative to its population.

https://www.oxfamireland.org/blog/billi ... th-billion

This does not compute.

Jim Clarken, Oxfam Ireland Chief Executive, said: “Sexist economies are fuelling the inequality crisis — enabling a wealthy elite to accumulate vast fortunes at the expense of ordinary people and particularly women and girls. Our upside-down economic system deepens inequality by chronically undervaluing care work – usually done by women and girls.

Re: Is inequality really rising?

Posted: January 21st, 2020, 4:53 pm
by Cuchulainn

Re: Is inequality really rising?

Posted: January 29th, 2020, 10:48 am
by ISayMoo
Ireland has the fifth largest number of billionaires in the world, relative to its population.

https://www.oxfamireland.org/blog/billi ... th-billion

This does not compute.

Jim Clarken, Oxfam Ireland Chief Executive, said: “Sexist economies are fuelling the inequality crisis — enabling a wealthy elite to accumulate vast fortunes at the expense of ordinary people and particularly women and girls. Our upside-down economic system deepens inequality by chronically undervaluing care work – usually done by women and girls.
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Re: Is inequality really rising?

Posted: January 29th, 2020, 11:54 am
by katastrofa
Just as simples as that.

Re: Is inequality really rising?

Posted: January 29th, 2020, 5:26 pm
by katastrofa
Ireland has the fifth largest number of billionaires in the world, relative to its population.

https://www.oxfamireland.org/blog/billi ... th-billion

This does not compute.

Jim Clarken, Oxfam Ireland Chief Executive, said: “Sexist economies are fuelling the inequality crisis — enabling a wealthy elite to accumulate vast fortunes at the expense of ordinary people and particularly women and girls. Our upside-down economic system deepens inequality by chronically undervaluing care work – usually done by women and girls.
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Perfetto! ;-D

Re: Is inequality really rising?

Posted: January 30th, 2020, 2:19 pm
by Cuchulainn
Ireland has the fifth largest number of billionaires in the world, relative to its population.

https://www.oxfamireland.org/blog/billi ... th-billion

This does not compute.

Jim Clarken, Oxfam Ireland Chief Executive, said: “Sexist economies are fuelling the inequality crisis — enabling a wealthy elite to accumulate vast fortunes at the expense of ordinary people and particularly women and girls. Our upside-down economic system deepens inequality by chronically undervaluing care work – usually done by women and girls.
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Perfetto! ;-D
Falsetto!

Re: Is inequality really rising?

Posted: January 30th, 2020, 3:40 pm
by Paul
Ireland has the fifth largest number of billionaires in the world, relative to its population.

https://www.oxfamireland.org/blog/billi ... th-billion

This does not compute.

Jim Clarken, Oxfam Ireland Chief Executive, said: “Sexist economies are fuelling the inequality crisis — enabling a wealthy elite to accumulate vast fortunes at the expense of ordinary people and particularly women and girls. Our upside-down economic system deepens inequality by chronically undervaluing care work – usually done by women and girls.
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Only a man could say something like that.

Re: Is inequality really rising?

Posted: February 3rd, 2020, 7:31 pm
by Alan
Only a woman could do this one:
 Christina Hoff Sommers: There is No Gender Wage Gap