A blog on inequality

Branko Milanovic on why should we care about inequality

An important, interesting and accessible article on why we should care about inequality. Three reasons are advanced. From the article   Every inequality in the treatment or position of individuals – including inequality in income and wealth – requires understanding... Continue Reading →

Chinese Inequality – Upward Revision

A new paper by Thomas Piketty, Li Yang, Gabriel Zucman provides an important understanding of inequality in China. Of significance is that the paper provides a  "sharp upward revision of official inequality estimates". Below is the abstract, and the paper can... Continue Reading →

How does income #inequality differ across the globe? Easy #dataviz makes it a little easier

UNU-Wider has created a super easy tool to visualise inequality, and they have a GIF to prove it 🙂  The tool provides some useful drop downs and filters to quickly get accurate data on inequality. To access the tool, click... Continue Reading →

Universal Basic Income – Deposits at the Central Bank

Rajiv Sethi, Professor of Economics at Barnard College, Columbia University, and External Professor, the Santa Fe Institute, argues for a universal basic income and raises substantive issues on the implications for the financial sector. Two insights are important in this... Continue Reading →

Glass Ceilings and Gender Equality in The Workplace #womensday2017

Gender Pay Gap Across The World #womensday2017

The BOT Route to A BIG

I have been wondering why the elite have suddenly taken a fancy to a Basic Income Grant (BIG). Turns out, our progress as a species is tremendous, but has a fatal flaw - we be making I and I redundant.... Continue Reading →

Moral Outrage and Inequality – Self-serving?

Ouch!  This article argues - based on studies that moral outrage is self-serving. It is an interesting argument, suggesting that our moral outrage is self-serving, and that we do this to cover up our own guilt. Click if you feeling... Continue Reading →

Xenophobia in South Africa: Unequal opportunities drive violence

Xenophobia in South Africa: Unequal opportunities drive violence These are my speaking notes from an event organised by The Star newspaper on xenophobia in South Africa held in June 2008. Unfortunately, nine years later the same argument applies. All data... Continue Reading →

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