income inequality

About that article by Jim Manzi I cited this morning…

Cited in today’s FM newswire:  “Keeping America’s Edge“, Jim Manzi, National Affairs, Winter 2010.  I described this as “Powerful insights from a bright guy.” I read this quckly (aka sloppy work).  His description of the inherent conflict between cohesion and innovation was interesting {update: and important}, and I skipped over the rest.  Readers have pointed …

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An opportunity to look in the mirror, to more clearly see America

Two of the most valuable magazines I read are the New York Review of Books and the London Review of Books.  They give me a breath of view that I’d never have otherwise, with analysis of books I’d love to read but never will find the time to do so. Here’s an example, important information …

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A DC insider speaks to us about “Voices of Power”

This is someone we should listen to, with a message that must hear.  At the end are links to more information about this topic. Voices of Power: Elizabeth Warren, interview by Lois Romano, Washington Post, 8 October 2009 — Warren is Chairwoman of the bank bailout Oversight Committee.  Excerpt from the transcript: ROMANO: Do you …

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The latest figures on income inequality in the USA

America has one of the most unequal distributions of income among the developed nations.  Here are the latest numbers on that trend.  It’s boring stuff.   Unless you consider its importance to the survival of our political order.  Throughout history, extremes of income inequality have destabilized societies.  Democracies might be esp vulnerable to this. Contents  “Poverty Rose, Median …

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A great, brief analysis of problem with America’s society – a model to follow when looking at other problems

 This post looks at an article very much worth reading.  The author does something rare among sociological or political analysts:  showing how current problems (sometimes) result from past reforms. This post sketches out his reasoning, not just to understand the origins of the destructive increase in US inequality of wealth and income — but also to as an …

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