Posts Tagged ‘income distribution’

  • In the major sports leagues and for golf, there is a top 1% and income inequality that can be measured with Gini Coefficients.

    The Income Inequality That Doesn’t Bother Us

    May 27, 14 • 475 Views • No Comments

    When people talk about the top 1%, they are probably not thinking about NY Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter or Seattle’s MLS forward, Clint Dempsey. For 2014, Jeter signed a $12 million contract and Dempsey makes close to $5 million. However, they...  [read more]

  • Downton Abbey Economics

    One Reason to Support the Downton Abbey Law

    Dec 23, 13 • 633 Views • No Comments

    Our Monday feminism blog: When the Titanic went down with the Earl of Grantham’s heirs, his daughters Edith, Mary and Sybil came no closer to inheriting Downton Abbey. With primogeniture the law, a male relative, no matter how distant, would be the next...  [read more]

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    Why Are Most of Us Middle Class?

    Aug 28, 12 • 269 Views • No Comments

    “What then is the American, this new man?…He is an American, who, leaving behind him all his ancient prejudices and manners receives new ones from the new mode of life he has embraced, the new government he obeys, and the new rank he...  [read more]

  • Ranking Surveys Typically Are Subjective and Have Unintended Consequences.

    Ranking Questions

    Dec 29, 11 • 236 Views • No Comments

    Ranking income distribution, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) says that Denmark is one of the most equal countries the world while Mexico is one of the least. For overall well-being, Gallup selects Virginia, Wisconsin and New...  [read more]

  • Inequality Questions

    Oct 30, 11 • 271 Views • No Comments

    Astoundingly, the country in which we are born determines 60% of our income. And then, the next 20% relates to our parents’ affluence. Here are some answers to other interesting questions we never knew we wanted to ask. All are from The Haves and the...  [read more]