2013: The Year in Review

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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 value — much more to come in the new year.

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  1. ON THE DEATH OF LABOR

My thoughts on inequality in the context of H.G. Wells’ “The Time Machine.” (If you’re wondering why I’m always muttering about Morlocks and Eloi…) (more…)

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.