Facts you should know about global economic inequality
Jan 27 2014
- Peter Edward (Newcastle) and Andy Sumner (King's College): The Geography of Inequality: Where and by How Much Has Income Distribution Changed Since 1990?
- Markus Jantti (Abo Akademi) and Stephen P. Jenkins (LSE): Income Mobility.
- From New Left Review, the emergence of a global “dangerous class”? Jan Breman reviews The Precariat: The New Dangerous Class by Guy Standing.
- Carlo Bordoni on why the concept of class is an invention of the modern spirit.
- Marx is back: The global working class is starting to unite — and that's a good thing.
- Kathleen Geier on ten facts you should know about global economic inequality.
- From Wonblog, American inequality is on the rise — but global inequality is falling; and Ezra Klein on 10 startling facts about global wealth inequality.
- Richer nations' citizens work less than they did in 1990 on average.
- Uber-warehouses for the ultra-rich: Ever more wealth is being parked in fancy storage facilities — for some customers, they are an attractive new breed of tax haven.
- Seven dozen rich people have as much money as 3.5 billion poor people.
- Even as workers in the US and other countries have seen their incomes plummet, the combined net worth of the world’s billionaires has doubled since 2009.
- Ben Blatt and Nicholas Duchesne on the most exclusive circles: Sorting the world’s top 50 billionaires by age, location, how they got their moolah, and more.
- Jack Santa Barbara reviews The Trouble with Billionaires: How the Super-Rich Hijacked the World (and How We Can Take It Back) by Linda McQuaig and Neil Brooks.
- Kevin Roose on what Oxfam should have told the billionaires of Davos.
- Christopher Dickey on how income inequality was quickly forgotten at Davos.