Thomas Pikkety's "Capital in the Twenty-First Century" is a vital read in inequality. But, it is a long, long read. Someone needed to a shorter and accurate summary, and Jesper Roine has done just that with Pocket Pikkety. The sales copy made... Continue Reading →
Joseph Stiglitz discusses American inequality. He argues in an article on Evonomics: American inequality didn’t just happen. It was created. Market forces played a role, but it was not market forces alone. In a sense, that should be obvious: economic... Continue Reading →
The International Labour Organisation (ILO) provides a summary of inequality in the G20 countries. It makes important conclusions, including that “income inequality makes it harder for poor families to benefit from economic growth.”
Uma Rani Amara, Senior Economist, Marianne Furrer, Research Officer
If you watch the news or read the papers, chances are you have heard about income inequality. The issue is complex and polarizing. But what does income inequality really mean?
For anyone who’s still in the dark about income inequality, it’s essentially the uneven way in which income is distributed within a population. The rich keep getting richer but everyone else’s income stays the same or decreases.
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I consider visualising data to be a crucial step in ensuring that people understand whatever I am trying to explain. There are of course, good visualisations and bad visualisations. I have had my share of both. But, what if visualisations... Continue Reading →
Coffee and the minimum wage - Huge congratulations to the NEDLAC partners on agreeing to a national minimum wage. (edit: written just before the signing was cancelled) Over a chat at my local coffee shop, I chatted about the minimum... Continue Reading →
Counting Women's Work is an international research project, that is: Bringing women’s total economic contributions into view and revealing patterns of difference by gender. The infographic below is for South Africa, and tells a story of inequality in household labour.... Continue Reading →
Improved Traditional Courts Bill (TCB) needs enforcement mechanisms By Aninka Claassens THE new Traditional Courts Bill announced on Monday is an important victory for the rural people who rejected a previous version at public hearings in 2012, and for the... Continue Reading →