A look at global wealth Inequity

The rich are getting richer. Why? Is it a problem? For class discussion.

  1. Both sides

    You should read/watch each of these. Clearly there are many sides to any event. things to think about:1. Is inequality a problem? Why or ...

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  2. Why inequality isn't a problem

    However, I take issue with the entire inequality discussion, as opportunity and prosperity are important objectives, but equality is not ...

  3. Why income inequality is America's biggest (and most difficult) problem

    Bold prediction: Rising inequality of income and wealth will be the most important political battleground over the next few decades. Just...

  4. Does income equality cause health or social problems?

    "The evidence from a range of studies suggests that there is indeed a correlation between income inequality and health and social proble...

  5. U.S. income inequality is bad, but wealth inequality is a bigger problem

    Emmanuel Saez, that assiduous tracker of economic inequality in the U.S., has been shifting his attention away from income inequality to ...

  6. WHAT DOES INCOME INEQUALITY MEAN TO AMERICANS? - BBC NEWS

    From the BBC: As US president Obama prepares for his annual State of the Union speech on 28 January, income inequality is expected to be ...

  7. Rich Kid, Poor Kid: For 30 Years, Baltimore Study Tracked Who Gets Ahead

    Education is historically considered to be the thing that levels the playing field, capable of lifting up the less advantaged and improvi...

  8. Thomas Piketty: New thoughts on capital in the twenty-first century

    French economist Thomas Piketty caused a sensation in early 2014 with his book on a simple, brutal formula explaining economic inequality...

  9. Thomas Piketty's 'Capital' in 3 minutes - Newsnight

    Our Policy Editor Chris Cook tells you everything you need to know about Thomas Piketty's landmark book on inequality: Capital in the twe...

  10. Thomas Piketty's "Capital", summarised in four paragraphs

    IT IS the economics book taking the world by storm. "Capital in the Twenty-First Century", written by the French economist Thomas Piketty...

  11. Thomas Piketty's Capital: everything you need to know about the surprise bestseller

    That capitalism is unfair has been said before. But it is the way Thomas Piketty says it - subtly but with relentless logic - that has se...

  12. Why Inequality Matters

    EXCELLENT! A 700-page treatise on economics translated from French is not exactly a light summer read-even for someone with an admitte...

  13. How economic inequality harms societies

    We feel instinctively that societies with huge income gaps are somehow going wrong. Richard Wilkinson charts the hard data on economic in...

  14. Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Wealth Gap (HBO)

    John Oliver discusses America's growing wealth gap and why it may be a problem in the future. Connect with Last Week Tonight online...

  15. Thomas Piketty Revives Marx for the 21st Century

    Thomas Piketty likes capitalism because it efficiently allocates resources. But he does not like how it allocates income. There is, he th...

  16. Data by country (Helpified won't accept the link)

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_income_equality

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  17. The U.S. Is Even More Unequal Than You Realized

    When it comes to income inequality, no other developed economy does it quite like the U.S.A. If you need some proof, here it is: The char...

  18. The Great Divide: Global income inequality and its cost

    In cities around the world, the gap between the rich and the poor is widening. And in each of these cities, that growing inequality comes...

  19. Gains From Economic Recovery Still Limited to Top One Percent

    It's the economic statistic that spawned the Occupy protest movement ("We are the 99 percent"), reshaped President Obama's domestic progr...

  20. Here's how much it takes to join your state's 1% Capitol Report

    How much does it take to be in the 1%? It definitely doesn't take millions, and it all depends on where you live. According to a recent r...

  21. Income data from census.gov

    Spreadsheets of US data

  22. Wealth Inequality Is a Problem, but How Do You Even Begin to Solve It?

    You might consider America's vast wealth inequality, vividly illustrated in t his viral video, to be offensive, infuriating, or irrelevan...

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