The International Monetary Fund Says Trickle-Down Economics Don't Work. Economists have long argued about the economic effects of inequality.
One school says big income differences spur poorer people to work harder. Another says inequality is bad for economies because it reduces economic spending from people of lower and middle incomes. Now the International Monetary Fund is saying where it stands on the issue. A new report from its economists finds a definite relationship between inequality and reduced performance, and, what's more, it gives numbers for the strength of that link. "If the income share of the top 20% (the rich) increases, then GDP growth actually declines over the medium term, suggesting that the benefits do not trickle down.
The paper looks at 159 advanced and developing economies between 1980 and 2012, investigating how income is distributed in each society and its level of national growth. The IMF is known for sometimes forcing countries into "pro-market reforms" in return for its loans.
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Fast Company’s four-hour interview with the director for the December-January cover story was ostensibly about his career, and how he had been able to stay so creative through years of battling studios. But the Hugo director punctuated everything he said with references to movies: 85 of them, in fact, all listed below. Some of the movies he discussed (note: the descriptions for these are below in quotes, denoting his own words). Others he just mentioned (noted below with short plot descriptions and no quotes).
Occupy Wall Street and “The American Autumn”: Is It a “Colored Revolution”? Part I by Michel Chossudovsky Global Research, October 13, 2011 There is a grassroots protest movement unfolding across America, which includes people from all walks of life, from all age groups, conscious of the need for social change and committed to reversing the tide. The grassroots of this movement constitutes a response to the "Wall Street agenda" of financial fraud and manipulation which has served to trigger unemployment and poverty across the land. Does this movement constitute in its present form an instrument of meaningful reform and social change in America? Brian Willson: THE PRETEND SOCIETY.
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