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All Men Are Created Equal; Not So Much in the USA

I was drawn into my pile of OECD documents and charts by a column last week by Eduardo Porter of The New York Times under the headline: “Inequality in America: The Data Is Sobering.”

Posted on Aug 2, 2013 READ MORE



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Inequality in Ancient Rome and Modern America

Historians used the Gini coefficient, a modern measure of wealth inequality, to compare disparities between the classes in the Roman Empire 150 years after the death of Christ and those in the United States today. The ancients, with their ranks of plebeians, patricians and senators, scored slightly better than we did. (more)

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