Friday

Mark Pennington: What is wrong with egalitarianism IN THEORY?

I have just been listening to Mark Pennington talking about his book in a podcast. I am no master of the theories of political economy so this is an amateur quick summary and aide memoire. Pennington is basically trying to … Continue reading

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Tuesday

More on inequality and the problem of measuring it

A contact in Washington told me earlier this year that free healthcare is not included in the Gini calculations. I guess it would be a more accurate representation of inequality if it were. What would the effect be? In Britain, … Continue reading

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Wednesday

A few questions about measuring inequality

I have been reading and listening to great deal about inequality, happiness, poverty and related things recently. Here are a few questions: 1. What is included and left out of the famous Gini coefficient? Is it before or after adjustment for:- … Continue reading

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Sunday

Sweden, inequality and the unreliable Gini.

Income tax for high incomes is high in Sweden, especially if combined with social security contributions made by the employer. However there is no inheritance tax, as far as I can see. Is it therefore possible that rich people arrange … Continue reading

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