In many rich countries the “hard” facts describing the income distribution are easily available. Yet, discussions about inequality are animated by two different stories with very different public policy implications. 152 more words
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"Inequality, Life Chances, and Public Policy," watch the presentation I made at Millersville university
Top income shares have increased significantly in some rich countries, but not so much in others. In the United States the fraction of income going to the top 1% has more than doubled since the late 1970s. 567 more words
Everything you need to know about why the rich don’t want to talk about inequality, and why the 99% do, is right here in this chart. 817 more words
Three rules for good pundit behaviour, or if you like: how to obstruct the debate on inequality in three easy steps
Inequality is increasing in Canada. Or is it?
A short report on the topic released by a major Canadian bank includes the bold heading “Income inequality has been unchanged in Canada — say what?”. 2,044 more words