Private wealth has been inherited in Germany, UK, Switzerland, France

An interesting Tweet by Marcel Fratzscher (Professor for Macroeconomics at Humboldt University) got me thinking about the relationship between effort and luck, and entrepreneurship and inter-generational mobility. He references European countries, but is an issue in developing countries. https://twitter.com/MFratzscher/status/942460950224998401   The comments in response to the Tweet are interesting as well.   Hat Tip: Found … Continue reading Private wealth has been inherited in Germany, UK, Switzerland, France

South Africa Remains Unequal and Unlikely to Meet 2030 Development Goals

  A new report on development progress in South Africa has been released. This one is titled Overcoming Poverty and Inequality in South Africa: An Assessment of Drivers, Constraints and Opportunities. It is prepared by the World Bank, and it is a useful report. It confirms what we already know, and reports arising from the National Income … Continue reading South Africa Remains Unequal and Unlikely to Meet 2030 Development Goals

Website Tracks Sustainable Development Goals (SDG)

sdg tracker

The website https://sdg-tracker.org/ provides excellent summaries and visualisations on Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). From the website:   The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are targets for global development adopted in September 2015, set to be achieved by 2030. Here we present data across all available indicators from the Our World in Data database tracking progress towards these goals around … Continue reading Website Tracks Sustainable Development Goals (SDG)

World Inequality Report 2018

The World Inequality Lab has released the World Inequality Report 2018.  What is the World Inequality Lab? The World Inequality Lab aims to promote research on global inequality dynamics. Its core mission is to maintain and expand the World Wealth and Income Database. It also produces inequality reports and working papers addressing substantive and methodological … Continue reading World Inequality Report 2018

World Bank Releases 2017 Atlas of Sustainable Development Goals

World Bank SDG Atlas

From the World Bank: The World Bank is pleased to release the 2017 Atlas of Sustainable Development Goals. With over 150 maps and data visualizations, the new publication charts the progress societies are making towards the 17 SDGs. The Atlas is part of the World Development Indicators (WDI) family of products that offer high-quality, cross-country … Continue reading World Bank Releases 2017 Atlas of Sustainable Development Goals