Posts Tagged ‘inequality’

  • Ranking Surveys Typically Are Subjective and Have Unintended Consequences.

    Ranking Questions

    Dec 29, 11 • 393 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 • 530 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]

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    Top Earners

    Oct 20, 11 • 426 Views • No Comments

    A quiz: Looking at the top 1% of earners, how many are in financial services? Close to 75%, 50%, 25% or 10%? The answer: 10% (or precisely 13.9%) Next… How much does the top 1% earn? The 1% threshold is close to $350,000. $200,000, top 5%; 150,000, top......  [read more]

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    Placing the Poverty Line

    Sep 15, 11 • 406 Views • No Comments

    Any family that earns less than 3 times the annual cost of a nutritionally adequate diet is below the poverty line. But should we agree with the placement of the line? If we say that poverty is “relative deprivation, ” then a definition could take......  [read more]

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    Inequality and Movie Stars

    Nov 22, 10 • 339 Views • No Comments

    Did you know that Academy Award winners live longer than losers? Much more than a trivia fact, Academy Award winner longevity provided researchers with data about inequality. As reported in the May 15, 2001 issue of The Annals of Internal Medicine,......  [read more]