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Bookmarks tagged with “inequality”

  1. Income and inequality historical data explorer

    Graphing the data for successive UK governments.

  2. Opinion - Image - NYTimes.com

    Graphs and charts showing how inequality and household debt in the USA have risen since 1980, especially compared to the more equitable period from 1945-80 (even though productivity was still rising then too). (via Daring Fireball)

  3. Who Is Happy and When? by Thomas Nagel | The New York Review of Books

    Subjective vs objective happiness; day-to-day happiness vs life evaluation; happiness as a measure vs GDP; how inequality affects happiness and, therefore, which aspects of inequality it is right for government to try to change. (Subscribers only)

  4. Our Banana Republic - NYTimes.com

    “From 1980 to 2005, more than four-fifths of the total increase in American incomes went to the richest 1 percent.” And yet still many average people vote for the Republicans. (via Daring Fireball)

  5. Income Gap and Marginal Tax Rate 1917-2006 at Visualizing Economics

    Ouch. Difference in income for rich and poor in the US over the past century, compared to the tax rate.

  6. LRB | Barry Schwartz : Stop the treadmill!

    Interesting review of what sounds like a fascinating book: ‘The Challenge of Affluence: Self-Control and Well-Being in the United States and Britain since 1950’ by Avner Offer. (Subscribers only unfortunately.)

  7. Guardian Unlimited Books | Review | Review: The Impact of Inequality by Richard G Wilkinson

    Sounds interesting - equality matters more in a society than the absolute level of wealth.

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