Posts Tagged ‘income inequality’

  • For most economists, historians, social scientists, it is tough to avoid research bias

    Making Presidential History

    Nov 13, 12 • 308 Views • No Comments

    President Obama has been having dinner with historians. Described by the NY Times as a “largely left tilting group,” the names I consistently discovered that attended the dinners were: Doris Kearns Goodwin, Michael Beschloss, Robert Caro, Robert...  [read more]

  • Trees Reflect Urban Wealth

    Trees and Money

    Oct 2, 12 • 218 Views • No Comments

    In one NPR report on trees and income inequality, a senior online NOVA editor showed his sky shots (below) of Piedmont CA and nearby West Oakland. Piedmont, which he described as a “wealthy enclave” was quite green while West Oakland “known...  [read more]

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    Why Are Most of Us Middle Class?

    Aug 28, 12 • 272 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]

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    Who Really Won the Olympics?

    Aug 15, 12 • 238 Views • No Comments

    Sometimes it is tough to decide who really is #1. Ask me who won the Olympics and I, as a former history teacher, might say the Mongol Empire. If you were to outline the Mongol Empire (1280AD) on a map, 15 contemporary countries would be totally or partially...  [read more]

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    Do You Agree With French Taxes?

    Aug 9, 12 • 300 Views • No Comments

    Talking about taxes, economists like to quote Louis XIV’s finance minister: “The art of taxation consists of so plucking the goose as to obtain the largest amount of feathers with the least possible amount of hissing.” We have been hearing a...  [read more]