Category: Wealth Inequality


Piketty and his Rockstar Solutions Part 2

Spreading the wealth tax word. And that time that I lost my wallet in Soweto.

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Wealth Inequality, Thomas Piketty and Land Reform

I paraphrased Piketty's return to 'patrimonial capitalism'. It's more interesting than it sounds #nerd

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US Wealth Inequality: A Cartoon (or two)

Because cartoons are cool.

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Born Unequal

Endorsing a youtube clip that's worth your time.

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Global Warming: It’s Not The Cows, It’s The Middle Class!

How the rise of the middle class has led to global warming.

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Global Wealth Inequality: The Hubbub [repost]

Some angering statistics. And a youtube clip that everyone should see.

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Is Inequality a Good Thing? Arguments from the other side.

It’s December – and it’s that time of the year when a few things start to happen: People start going on holiday, making readership numbers drop off. I run out of blog topics because I also want to go on holiday. Or when I have a great blog idea, I start wondering whether I should save […]

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The Book That All The Economists Are Reading: Das Kapital in the 21st Century

Thomas Piketty is a French economist at the Paris School of Economics, and his book Le Capital au XXIe siècle has been freshly released in English as “Capital in the Twenty-First Century”. People are referring to it as Karl Marx: the sequel. And as for Paul Krugman (not exactly famous for his praise): “Piketty has written a […]

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Welfare and Entitlements

I’m afraid that I’m away again for a few days – away from reasonable internet, specifically. So I have a few scheduled posts coming up of video infographics that I’ve found especially awesome. I’m starting with this magnificent video clip on welfare and entitlement. Just magnificent*. *my email subscribers probably won’t be able to watch this […]

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The War On The 1% #Kristallnacht

Has anyone heard of Thomas Perkins? Me neither. At least, not until he wrote a letter to the Wall Street Journal, where he said this: Writing from the epicenter of progressive thought, San Francisco, I would call attention to the parallels of fascist Nazi Germany to its war on its “one percent,” namely its Jews, […]

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