Posts Tagged ‘income inequality’

  • 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 • 645 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]

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    How to Defend or Oppose Thomas Piketty

    Apr 22, 14 • 700 Views • No Comments

    Summarizing Thomas Piketty’s voluminous research in his new book, Capital in the Twenty-First Century,” the NY Times said that looking back, we have overstated the beneficence of capitalism and looking forward, gross income inequality is our......  [read more]

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    Income Inequality Questions

    Jan 3, 14 • 3206 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]

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    One Reason to Support the Downton Abbey Law

    Dec 23, 13 • 880 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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    More Thanksgiving Economics

    Nov 28, 13 • 678 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]