Posts Tagged ‘income inequality’

  • Economic Geography British Coastline Mandelbrot

    Income Inequality Questions

    Jan 3, 14 • 2618 Views • No Comments

    Seeing economists Emmanuel Saez and Thomas Piketty’s favorite graph of the year at Ezra Klein’s Wonkblog, I thought of Benoit Mandelbrot. The father of fractal geometry, Dr. Mandelbrot told us that the closer you look, the more you see. From a...  [read more]

  • Downton Abbey Economics

    One Reason to Support the Downton Abbey Law

    Dec 23, 13 • 689 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]

  • Pie Slices. Income inequality

    More Thanksgiving Economics

    Nov 28, 13 • 510 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 • 286 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]

  • A Slice of a Pineapple

    Income Inequality: Food History

    Jul 13, 13 • 306 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]