Tax. Teaching inequality. Social mobility. Gini and Lorenz Curve. Inequality at Christmas. Urban inequality. Inequality UK. Causes of inequality. Perceptions of inequality. Boris quote: Inequality "is essential for the spirit of envy and keeping up with the Joneses that is, like greed, a valuable spur to economic activity" But research papers show it harms economic activity, reduces innovation (measured by patents per capita. Inequality via Education UK. Love this! Need to read the whole thing.… 7UP (63UP) Classics & Class » From the Depths.
Meet a politicised Discobolos and Venus of Melos, the two most familiar of all ancient statues, representing the decadent life of luxury as depicted by socialist artist William Balfour Ker in 1905.
A Canadian of Scottish background, he created this image, entitled ‘From the Depths’, to illustrate a novel on class struggle called The Silent War by John Ames Mitchell (New York 1906). The image became famous, circulating widely as a print suitable for framing. William Balfour-Ker - From the Depths , 1906… This 3 minute demolition of a banking fatcat is simply breathtaking and is why stumbling on things like this on Twitter is its power.
In the midst of a climate emergency, we are subsidising tax breaks for private jets. These refunds are paid for by all British taxpayers. Tax the rich.… Trump’s America.… Most of rich countries had an increase in income inequality since the 1980s (@lisdata). (Countries to the left of the dashed line.) The boundary between Scottsdale, Arizona and the Salt River Indian Reservation [Edward Burtynsky, 2011] Simon Kuestenmacher sur Twitter : "Progressive income taxes in France, UK and US are still progressive in nature but not nearly as high as they used to be. Helps to explains the general social discontent in these nations? Source. Paul Krugman sur Twitter : "A real tax expert on the Warren proposal: It's serious and worthy. Maybe not the best alternative, but on the right track. The usual suspects will try to make this seem like a wild and crazy idea. It's actually very smart.
Jason Hickel sur Twitter : "Whenever my students express despair - that injustice is too big and the solutions too difficult - I remind them that literally every successful struggle for a fairer world in the past has been fought and won by people much poo. Erik Solheim sur Twitter : "Shocking! 26 billionaires own the same wealth as the poorest half of humans. Here are the basic facts on global inequality and what to do about it. Time for better public service and for fair tax systems! World's 26 richest people own as much as poorest 50%, says Oxfam. These charts show the extreme concentration of global wealth #economics #society… Dina D. Pomeranz sur Twitter : "How inequality matters: The bottom 40% in France, Germany, Sweden and Denmark are 10-20% richer than the bottom 40% in the U.S.—despite average incomes nearly 20% lower. By @pdsegal.
"Last week a primary school in Great Yarmouth opened its own food bank after the head saw pupils so hungry they were stealing from others’ lunchboxes....If anything qualifies as a national emergency, it should be this. Danny Quah sur Twitter : "Conclusion: The two findings from these calculations are easily summarised. First, in the US the bottom 50% of the population has seen average income decline these last three decades. This is seen in no other major bloc or econom. DataDrivenJournalism sur Twitter : "In October 2017, this chart by @TheEconomist caused a stir for misrepresenting regional inequality. Looking back, @AlexSelbyB highlights the importance of providing charts with context #ddj #dat.
*****Globalisation has reduced inequality betw countries, but increased ut in HICs: What empty roads and hipster coffee shops tell us about globalization. Something was missing in South Bend, Indiana.
Streets seemed too big for the few cars that drove around. In the centre of town, many buildings stood empty. Outside town, rusting hangars and production facilities stood idle. What was missing, I realized, were people. This region's golden era lay in its past. Much has been said and written about the impact of globalization. Yet broad-based facts and figures don’t tell the whole story. Many factors play a role in explaining the gains and losses in our economy. Danny Quah sur Twitter : "One powerful and convincing narrative for why #CrazyRichAsians has evoked such strong reaction is of course that inequality IS the social issue of the 21st century. However, notwithstanding all the scholarly dissection, could ano.
Clare Hepworth OBE sur Twitter : "A curious PARADOX ! Phillip Alston releases his preliminary UN Report on UK Poverty. Tory Govt, denies the findings The media barely cover it! YET Up and down the Country - groups organising fundraising for #ChildrenInNee. Countries that are falling apart are the ones with greatest inequality @dannydorling #RSAWINTER… *****Great starter image to open discussion…(Venice under water Oct 2018) Twitter. John Burn-Murdoch sur Twitter : "Always infuriating to see this incredibly misleading graphic doing the rounds. Data/methodology flawed to the point of making it totally useless for drawing *any* conclusions, yet it lives on. One of many good debunkings h. Drone photos highlight inequality around the world. The Development Gap - within countries including the UK. #GeographyTeacher #Inequality #Development… Simon Kuestenmacher sur Twitter : "This curve is also referred to as the Great Gatsby Curve: Countries with higher #inequality 30 years ago have lower social mobility today. This generates resentment and can quite possibly destabilize democratic structure.
Peak Inequality: Danny Dorling and Faiza Shaheen. This Graph Shows Where the Filthy Rich Live in the World. It is hard to visualize how much $500M is in real life.
Imagine giving away $100,000 to charity every week for the next 50 years and there would still be hundreds of millions left over. People with this kind of money are the captains of global capitalism. They can afford to live wherever they want and most undoubtedly own several different properties around the world. We created a new graph to better understand which countries are the most likely to be called home by holders of such unimaginable personal wealth. The data comes from Knight Frank, a real estate and property consulting company. The U.S. immediately stands out as the most popular with 1,830 individuals worth over $500M.
Our chart clearly demonstrates that the ultra-wealthy are concentrated on three continents: North America, Asia, and Europe. Let’s take a step back. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. Simon Kuestenmacher sur Twitter : "US Americans still overestimate social mobility (right chart). I’d say that’s part lack of knowledge about the role economic status of parents plays and part the never dying wonderful American optimism. Source. Government statistics authority releases council heroin death map that no one asked for. English and Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation - 10% most and least deprived. SIMD (Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation) 2016. Child poverty: Pale and hungry pupils 'fill pockets with school food' Image copyright Getty Images Malnourished pupils with grey skin are "filling their pockets" with food from school canteens in poor areas due to poverty, head teachers say.
The heads, from various parts of England and Wales, described differences in the appearance of some pupils. One head said: "My children have grey skin, poor teeth, poor hair; they are thinner. " The government said measures were in place to tackle poverty. Lynn, a head teacher from a former industrial town in Cumbria, who did not want to give her full name, was one of a number of head teachers speaking to reporters at the National Education Union conference in Brighton. They were highlighting the issues faced by an increasing number of children growing up in poverty, and how their experiences affect their education. 'Grubby clothes' Lynn said that hunger was particularly apparent after the weekend. She said: "Children are filling their pockets with food. Wealth Inequality in America. Gini coefficient - 2 charts that might give you a new perspective on US income inequality.
It's no secret that the US has an inequality problem.
But it is striking to see it compared with other developed economies. In a recent note to clients, Goldman Sachs' Sumana Manohar and Hugo Scott-Gall shared a chart comparing a given country's gross domestic product per capita to its Gini coefficient. The Gini coefficient is a measurement of the income distribution within a country that aims to show the gap between the rich and the poor.
The number ranges from zero to one, with zero representing perfect equality and one representing perfect inequality. So a higher Gini coefficient means greater inequality. In the chart below, developed-market economies such as those in Germany, France, and Sweden tend to have a higher GDP per capita and lower Gini coefficients. Wales LE: "Nearly nine years. That’s how much sooner you’re likely to die if you’re a man in a poor area of Wales compared with a man in a well-off area. For women it’s nearly seven years. Is this a class divide in health? We'll be debating c.
Inequality gap widens as 42 people hold same wealth as 3.7bn poorest. People with Norman names wealthier than other Britons. Research shows that the descendants of people who in 1858 had "rich" surnames such as Percy and Glanville, indicating they were descended from the French nobility, are still substantially wealthier in 2011 than those with traditionally "poor" or artisanal surnames.
Artisans are defined as skilled manual workers. Drawing on data culled from official records that go back as far as the Domesday Book as well as university admissions and probate archives, Gregory Clark, a professor of economics at the University of California, has tracked what became of people whose surnames indicated their ancestors had come from either the aristocratic or artisanal classes. By studying the probate records of those with “rich” and “poor” surnames every decade since the 1850s, he found that the extreme differences in accumulated wealth narrowed over time. In addition, today the holders of "rich" surnames live three years longer than average. Life expectancy is a strong indicator of socio-economic status.
"Oxfam calculated that six people – six individual Brazilians – now have a share of wealth equal to that of the poorest one half of citize… This Tube map shows average salaries near each London Underground station. A new London Tube map reveals which stations have the highest paid jobs around, with Barbican the top Tube stop for average salaries.
Average salaries near the Barbican top £52,000, followed by Monument at £51,222, and Bank and Cannon Street both at £51,217. Job search engine Adzuna compiled the map by analysing average advertised salaries on offer last month at firms within a quarter of a mile from Tube stops around the capital. This Tube map shows average salaries near each #London Underground station. Another chart showing the growing economic divide between rich and poor. In my opinion this is the single largest threat western societies.… Charts like this deeply concern me. Inequality is a major threat to democracy in my humble opinion. This chart is out of the World Inequalit…
'Explore England’s changing free school meals rates' - fascinating from @edudatalab on the major geographical changes which have taken place… Share of national income held by top 1% Russia 20% US 20% UK 14% China 14% Canada 14% Germany 13% Sweden 9% Australia 9% Norway 8% Denmark… Primary schools with washing machines to wash children's uniforms, where teachers charge parents phones who have no electricity, and give co…
It is truly amazing to see how differences in a country can be so geographically close. Pictured is the neighbouring inequalities of Nairobi… The Senate passed a tax bill that will enrich the elite at the expense of everybody else, including future generations. Inequality: where the top 1% have gained the most since 1980. @nytimes piece busts myths about why this happened & shows who has benefitted… *****Britain in 2017. Shameful. Shades of Victorian times, except this girl writes so beautifully. This is the best thing I've watched in a long time. To understand privilege watch this. Where the Wealthy and Poor Live in U.S.'s Major Cities - The Atlantic.
A new project from Esri lays bare the geographic split between wealthy and lower-income neighborhoods.
Obesity Was Rising as Ghana Embraced Fast Food. Then Came KFC. - NYTimes.com. The geography of upward mobility in the U.S. #Economics #USA. Watch how income gains in the US have shifted to the rich, 1980-2014 #DDJ. Whenever someone in The Spectator writes "flexible pay settlements" I see a queue getting longer at the food bank. *****USA inequalities: Some parts of the US have a lower life expectancy than Iraq and North Korea.
Despite being the world’s largest economy, some parts of the US have health records that compare unfavourably with developing nations, war-torn countries and dictatorial regimes.
New research examining death records across US counties reveals that those living in areas with the highest life expectancy can expect to live for more than 20 years longer than those living in areas with the lowest life expectancy. At just 66.8 years, Oglala Lakota County in South Dakota had the lowest life expectancy of any county investigated by the University of Washington’s Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME). Image: Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation This is a lower life expectancy than for people living in Iraq (68.9 years), according to World Health Organization (WHO) data.
Global Economic Inequality 1800: All poor 1975: Some richer; Very unequal 2015: Most richer; Inequality high but falling Data: @Gapminder. That's 3.6 billion people. Read more. This is what it looks like when decades of income gains are funneled to the 1%. Attainment gap between long-term disadvantaged pupils and their peers is widening, new study shows. If your blood pressure has been rising following recent Government transport announcements, don't look at this graph. The BBC pays a nurse in casualty more than the NHS pays 17 actual nurses. Tall people unveil plan to stand right at the front. @bobdigby. Divided Luanda: life inside a city fuelled by inequality – in pictures.
*****Global Economic Inequality 1800: All poor 1975: Some richer; Very unequal 2015: Most richer; Inequality high but falling Data: @Gapminder. These two maps will change how you think about the world's best universities. What are the essential ingredients needed to make a world-class university?
As the editor of Times Higher Education’s World University Rankings for the past seven years, this is a question that I’m asked very often. The answer always involves a discussion of the importance of institutional autonomy and academic freedom, and a recognition of the crucial fact that without great people, there can be no great university. But one element is undeniably more important than any other: cold, hard cash. You can’t establish or sustain a world-class university without “abundant resources” (as former World Bank tertiary education specialist Jamil Salmi puts it).
You can’t create the appropriate research facilities, or provide the appropriate teaching environment, without money – but most importantly, you can’t attract and retain the required talent in a highly competitive global recruitment market without the resources to pay attractive salaries. But Hennig’s second map is even more eye-opening. *****A staggering statistic of inequality: The 8 richest people in the world have the same wealth as the poorest 50%. *****These rich countries have high levels of child poverty.
One in five children in rich countries lives in relative poverty. *****Poverty trap: This poor Indian farmer ties himself to a yoke to plough his field. Chart shows how much of the newly created wealth in economic booms in #USA goes to the 1%. *****Life expectancy gap between rich and poor US regions is 'more than 20 years' Your average life expectancy now varies by more than 20 years depending on where you live in the United States, according to an in-depth study by the University of Washington. America’s “life expectancy gap” is also predicted to grow even wider in future, with 11.5% of US counties having experienced an increase in the risk of death for residents aged 25–45 over the period studied (1980-2014).
No previous study has put the disparity at even close to 20 years. *****Life expectancy differences in USA: A 'survival gap' The drone video that sums up global inequality. It’s surprising how looking at something from a new angle can change people’s perspectives. When I began the Unequal Scenes project a year ago, I had no idea that flying a drone over the townships, gated communities and golf courses of South Africa could make such an impact. The changing shape of America's income distribution. Why reducing inequality could be a matter of survival @kaushikcbasu. Rare pic of the full comic (when only the first two panels were shown previously) #Map shows that three LA counties produce the same GDP as all of #Africa. Source. Map shows that three LA counties produce the same GDP as all of #Africa. Source. *****Income distribution across #USA cities 1970 vs 2015. Today more polarised than in 1970. Explains social tensions?! (interactive 3D maps)
Mapping the wealth of the world's richest. Global wealth inequality. The tiny green pyramid in the shadow is enlarged left. #Map shows gender pay gap in Europe. In the red areas women earn more than men.