Notes on inequality

In a report published June 16, three Economic Policy Institute researchers used IRS data to calculate the incomes of the top one percent and the other 99 percent in each United States county. Researchers Estelle Sommeiller, Mark Price and Ellis Wezeter calculated the ratio between the two. Practically all the counties that ranked highest in median income also ranked the highest in inequality.

Money’s a big issue. One of the basic questions of economics is how the economic pie can be encouraged to grow faster . . .


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