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Wealth And Income Inequality: What Are We Really Talking About?

Wealth inequality in Europe and the U.S., 1810-2010 (Source — .pdf, 1.2MB) The more I learn about wealth and income inequality, the more I realize I didn’t know — and still don’t know — and the more it’s obvious that many other people don’t know. Rampant confusion reigns. In my observation, most laypersons don’t understand[…]

The Concepts Of Property, Inheritance, Money, and Interest

While working on a much longer entry about wealth and income inequality, I came upon a question that I couldn’t answer: how did it begin?

What’s The Opposite Of Robin Hood?

A recent study on corporate taxes and CEO salaries found that seven of the U.S.’s 30 largest corporations are paying their CEOs higher amounts than the companies’ entire tax bills. Boeing, Ford Motor Company, Chevron, Citigroup, Verizon, JPMorgan Chase & Co, and General Motors were the seven companies named, which reported more than $74 billion[…]

My Take On ‘Income Inequality’

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Published on: 2014.11.19

The phrase “income inequality” has risen to prominence in the past few years, including President Barack Obama labeling it “the defining challenge of our time” and Pope Francis questioning: “How can it be that it is not a news item when an elderly homeless person dies of exposure, but it is news when the stock[…]

How Much Control Do You Have Over Your Income?

(These are just thoughts that roll through my head while I’m performing mundane tasks like folding laundry. I don’t think there’s really a point.) Like many youngsters in the U.S., the idea of The American Dream was simply instilled in me, the idea that anyone — if he/she works hard enough and fearlessly seizes opportunities[…]

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