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 FT Digs in on Piketty

Given the responses of many respected sources, Chris Giles’ review of Piketty’s data has raised some relevant questions about methods and potential errors, but the consensus seems to be that…

2013: The Year in Review

Here are a handful of my favorite posts from the past year.  It’s a bit of a mixed bag (peaks and valleys and whatnot).  I hope you’ll find something of…

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…

Can Inequality in America Get Any Worse?

PBS Frontline has a special airing on Tuesday night (7/9/13) on our growing inequality issues. Check out the trailer for that program.

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I encourage you to watch that program and if you feel so inclined, I’ve linked out to a handful of related articles below.

It seems we’ve allowed ourselves to fall into a reverse Robin Hood economic mess and we’ve got to be better informed if we’re going to pull ourselves out of it. (And that’s to say nothing to of the growing challenges of resource constraints which further complicate matters.) The chart below shows the trend of our Gini Coefficient over the past four plus decades.