A blog on inequality


January 2017

Income from work in SA – Bottom 10% vs Top 10%

Basic Income via Marx

Stumbled on this article on LinkedIn. Martin Screeton makes a case for Basic Income Grant (BIG).   He concludes: I think this (Universal Basic Income Grant) will be not only our solution but a future solution to all countries of the... Continue Reading →

Branko Milanovic Tweet on Labour Income and Inequality

This is an incredibly interesting Tweet. The graph below shows Gini of Household per capita income around 2013. The conclusion Professor Branko Milanovic draws is important - less unequal countries have a more equal distribution of labour income. It might... Continue Reading →

Does inequality really matter? Imraan Valodia answers the question

Professor Imraan Valodia, recently served as chair of a panel of experts advising the South African government on a national minimum wage. In a recent article, he takes a wider lens locating debates on inequality within the work of the... Continue Reading →

An unequalled reading list and lecture notes – how one student is learning about inequality through ‘self-designed independent study’

Megan Erwin is a 2nd year Master of Public Affairs (MPA) student at Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs (SPEA) where she studies Public Financial Administration and Policy Analysis. She is doing a set of readings and blogging... Continue Reading →

Society for the Study of Economic Inequality (ECINEQ) -call for papers

The new Stone Center on Socio-Economic Inequality is pleased to be hosting the Seventh Meeting of the Society for the Study of Economic Inequality (ECINEQ) in New York City, July 17-19, 2017. The conference will be held at the Graduate... Continue Reading →

Daron Acemoglu on equality and institutions

Prof. Daron Acemoglu gave an interesting interview to Five Books. The interview covers lots of ground and provides useful introductions to the five books he recommends. I have been reading Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Prosperity and Poverty. by... Continue Reading →

Terry Bell on Davos 2017

The world’s most expensive and probably most successful public relations exercise concluded in Switzerland this week: the annual World Economic Forum (WEF) meeting in Davos. But this private club of some of the richest men in the world is responsible... Continue Reading →

MUST READ – Challenging Inequalities: Pathways to Just World

In 2016, UNESCO published "Challenging Inequalities: Pathways to Just World" . This is the best compilation of articles on inequality I have ever read. No ifs, buts, about that. The report brings together a range of voices and perspectives, and... Continue Reading →

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