Degrowth is Necessary

degrowth

Branko Milanovic recently published a post that tackles the idea of degrowth (an idea I favor) head on. He’s one of my favorite economic thinkers, who has spent years focusing on…

Dredging up the Rubber Band of Economic Inequality and the Bullwhip Curve

Bullwhip curve, elephant curve, inequality, Branko Milanovic

I’m sitting on a panel hosted by the Sasin Center for Sustainability Management at Chulalongkorn University that will follow a showing of Robert Reich’s documentary, “Inequality for All.” If you…

Are We Entering The Bullwhip Curve?

The Economist took on a recent Oxfam publication which predicts that the 1% will own half of the world’s wealth by 2016.  (The chart on the left below shows the…

The Rubber Band of Economic Inequality

rubber band, John Rawls, inequality

I’m reading Branko Milanovic’s “The Haves and the Have-Nots: A Brief and Idiosyncratic History of Global Inequality,” a book which puts inequality in a historical context to help us better understand…