Posts Tagged ‘income inequality’

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    More Thanksgiving Economics

    Nov 28, 13 • 452 Views • No Comments

    Our annual Thanksgiving post: In 1623, 2 years after the first Thanksgiving, Governor William Bradford was worried about Plymouth’s food supply. The problem, he concluded, was that people shared whatever they produced. Because they expected “able and...  [read more]

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    Income Inequality: A Global Look

    Aug 18, 13 • 249 Views • No Comments

    Please for a moment, think of yourself as a citizen of the world who is looking at income inequality. According to World Bank scholars, you should first identify your approach. 1. You could just create 3 baskets for countries, the poor, the middle income,...  [read more]

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    Income Inequality: Food History

    Jul 13, 13 • 272 Views • No Comments

    After reading Tom Standage’s An Edible History of Humanity, we can see the connection between food and income inequality and the surprising significance of the pineapple. First, some history… Ancient hunter-gatherer groups had to be egalitarian....  [read more]

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    Pizza Economics: The Life of a Pie

    Apr 17, 13 • 896 Views • No Comments

    Pizza economics could provide good case study potential for looking at income inequality, a creative workplace, and (from Saturday Night Live) starting a small business. Income Inequality: In Williamsburg Brooklyn, you can buy pizza made by a chef who...  [read more]

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    Income Inequality: Starbucks

    Apr 14, 13 • 385 Views • No Comments

    During June, 2012, 8 pounds of Guatemalan coffee were sold at auction for $4004.00  ($500.50 a pound). Called Finca El Injerto, the bean is unusually small, originally from Yemen and grown at an elite Guatemalan plantation. At my Florham Park, NJ Starbucks,...  [read more]