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Where slavery thrived, inequality rules today - The Boston Globe

Where slavery thrived, inequality rules today - The Boston Globe | inequality | Scoop.it
More than a century later, some experts say, a terrible institution is still exacting its price
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Empire talks with Branko Milanovic

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Empire talks with Branko Milanovic
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How we can strengthen the world’s fragile middle class - FT.com

How we can strengthen the world’s fragile middle class - FT.com | inequality | Scoop.it
Globalisation has been a deeply contradictory process whose features are insufficiently recognised by both those who unquestionably support it and its detractors. Between 1980 and 2000, countries’ gross domestic product per capita diverged, meaning
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The Merits Of Income Inequality: What's The Right Amount?

Economists say too much income inequality is a bad thing. But they also say some inequality is necessary, and even good for society. Here are suggestions for finding that balance.
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Planet Plutocrat

Planet Plutocrat | inequality | Scoop.it
AMERICA’S Gilded Age, in the late 19th century, saw tycoons such as John D. Rockefeller industrialise the country—and accumulate vast fortunes, build palatial...
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Your Brain on Poverty: Why Poor People Seem to Make Bad Decisions

Your Brain on Poverty: Why Poor People Seem to Make Bad Decisions | inequality | Scoop.it
And why their "bad" decisions might be more rational than you'd think.
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The Four Big Valid Issues People Have with Thomas Piketty's Grand Argument: Friday Focus for June 27, 2014 - Washington Center for Equitable Growth

The Four Big Valid Issues People Have with Thomas Piketty's Grand Argument: Friday Focus for June 27, 2014 - Washington Center for Equitable Growth | inequality | Scoop.it
I think there are four big valid issues with Thomas Piketty’s grand argument: As the W/Ynet ratio rises the net rate of profit is likely to fall, and so it is highly unreasonable to imagine that the net savings rate out of income snet will not fall rapidly and substantially and so greatly attenuate any …
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Generational Poverty Is the Exception, Not the Rule | Perspectives | BillMoyers.com

Generational Poverty Is the Exception, Not the Rule | Perspectives | BillMoyers.com | inequality | Scoop.it
Poverty in the US is, in fact, a much larger problem than we think it is, and it’s one that most Americans will face.
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Does housing supply impact on inequality? –

Does housing supply impact on inequality? – | inequality | Scoop.it
The supply and price of new housing affects affordability and is implicated in growing inequality. Public debate about planning issues like city centre towers needs to take account of this wider context
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World could finally end inequality -- if it wants to

World could finally end inequality -- if it wants to | inequality | Scoop.it
Economic inequality is now center stage in the global debate, and the World Economic Forum asserts that this issue is the single biggest risk facing the planet. Yet, amid all the justifiable concern, we may be on the cusp of a "game-changing" point in history.
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Good and Bad Inequality - Project Syndicate

Good and Bad Inequality - Project Syndicate | inequality | Scoop.it
Good and Bad Inequality
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MILAN – Rising income and wealth inequality in many countries around the world has been a long-term trend for three decades or more.
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Choose your parents wisely

Choose your parents wisely | inequality | Scoop.it
SHANA, a bright and chirpy 12-year-old, goes to ballet classes four nights a week, plus Hebrew school on Wednesday night and Sunday morning. Her mother Susan, a...
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Economist's View: Tyler Cowen on Global Inequality

Economist's View: Tyler Cowen on Global Inequality | inequality | Scoop.it
Dan Little: Tyler Cowen on global inequality: Tyler Cowen sounds a bit like Voltaire's Pangloss when he argues, as the New York Times headline puts it, that we are living "all in all, [in] a more egalitarian world" (link). Cowen...
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The Merits Of Income Inequality: What's The Right Amount?

Economists say too much income inequality is a bad thing. But they also say some inequality is necessary, and even good for society. Here are suggestions for finding that balance.
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Dumb-bell or emerging middle?

Dumb-bell or emerging middle? | inequality | Scoop.it
This is a guest post from Andy Sumner, Co-Director of the King’s International Development Institute at King’s College London.GLOBAL consumption grew by $10...
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It Is Expensive to Be Poor

It Is Expensive to Be Poor | inequality | Scoop.it
Minimum-wage jobs are physically demanding, have unpredictable schedules, and pay so meagerly that workers can't save up enough to move on.
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World could finally end inequality -- if it wants to

World could finally end inequality -- if it wants to | inequality | Scoop.it
Economic inequality is now center stage in the global debate, and the World Economic Forum asserts that this issue is the single biggest risk facing the planet. Yet, amid all the justifiable concern, we may be on the cusp of a "game-changing" point in history.
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Inequality Is Not Inevitable

Inequality Is Not Inevitable | inequality | Scoop.it
Inexorable laws of economics aren’t tearing us apart. Our policies are.
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Review of Australia’s Welfare System | Australian Government Department of Social Services

Review of Australia’s Welfare System | Australian Government Department of Social Services | inequality | Scoop.it
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Capital in twenty-first century China

Capital in twenty-first century China | inequality | Scoop.it
Author: Wang Feng, UC Irvine China’s inequality story received only scant attention in Thomas Piketty’s monumental new book, Capital in the Twenty-First
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Is there a bamboo ceiling in Australia?

Is there a bamboo ceiling in Australia? | inequality | Scoop.it
An important and hard question we face is why Australians of Asian descent are under-represented in leadership positions, whether in politics or business.
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An Australian take on Thomas Piketty's ‘Capital in the Twenty-first Century’

An Australian take on Thomas Piketty's ‘Capital in the Twenty-first Century’ | inequality | Scoop.it
Penned 120 years ago, Henry Lawson’s poem ‘For’ard’ describes class distinctions on a steamship. The “for’ard” section houses the “second-classers”
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