Economic Inequality

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投资解密 发起 • 1 关注 • 0 个回复 • 2016-01-07 11:46 • 来自相关话题

Lots of people talk about economic inequality. Nearly all say it is bad if economic inequality increases, and that it would be better if it decreased.

But economic inequality per se is not bad. It has multiple causes. Many are bad, but some are good.

For example, high incarceration rates and tax loopholes are bad things that increase economic inequality.

But startups also increase economic inequality. A founder whose startup succeeds will end up with stock worth a lot of money.

And unlike high incarceration rates and tax loopholes, startups are on the whole good.

Since economic inequality per se is not bad, we should not attack it. Instead we should attack the bad things that cause it.

For example, instead of attacking economic inequality, we should attack poverty.

Attacking economic inequality would be doubly mistaken. It would harm the good as well as the bad causes. But even worse, it would be an ineffective way to attack the bad causes.

We will not do a good job of fixing the bad causes of economic inequality unless we attack them directly.

But if we fix all the bad causes of economic inequality, we will still have increasing levels of it, due to the increasing power of technology.
 
 
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风吹江南:扯淡的金融创新

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匿名 发起 • 1 关注 • 0 个回复 • 2015-12-30 23:49 • 来自相关话题

韩国工薪阶层平均年薪约合16万元人民币

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匿名 发起 • 0 关注 • 0 个回复 • 2015-12-30 22:52 • 来自相关话题

 北京时间30日韩联社报道,韩国国税厅29日发布的《2015国税统计年报》显示,2014年工薪阶层人均收入超过3000万韩元(约合人民币16万元),其中年薪在1亿韩元(约合人民币55万元)以上的工薪阶层约为53万人,同比增加11.4%。

具体来看,2014年共有1668.7万人对年收入进行申报。工薪阶层平均收入同比增加4.3%,为3170万韩元。分地区来看,蔚山(4050万韩元)地区人均收入最高,首尔(3520万韩元)、世宗(3510万韩元)分列其后,济州以2660万韩元排名垫底。

2014年年薪超过1亿韩元的工薪阶层为52.6万人,同比增长11.4%,占整体工薪阶层的3.1%。近年来,年薪超过1亿韩元的工薪阶层增加率停滞不前,2010年同比增长42.3%,但去年增加率回落至不到20%的水平。

去年,向低收入群体发放的劳动奖励金和子女奖励金较前一年翻一番,这主要是因为劳动奖励金发放对象扩大至个体户,且新设子女奖励金。共有172万户获子女奖励金和劳动奖励金,每户平均获奖励金96.7万韩元,同比增长5.1%。

吉迪恩•拉赫曼:异乎寻常的全球性焦虑

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匿名 发起 • 0 关注 • 0 个回复 • 2015-12-30 11:38 • 来自相关话题

 最大的共同因素也是最难解释的——不断发酵的反精英情绪,加上对不平等的担忧以及对法国、巴西、中国和美国这样截然不同的国家随处可见的腐败的不满。在美国和欧洲,此类抱怨往往与盛行的国家衰落说法联系在一起。这些社会和经济方面的焦虑对政治产生影响,引发了对特朗普或者俄罗斯总统弗拉基米尔•普京(Vladimir Putin)等“强势”领导人的需求,这些领导人承诺(无论多么的虚伪)会拿腐败的精英开刀,为小人物做主,并维护国家利益。
 
 

StockXP已经开始全新改版,迎接2016

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hunter 发起 • 1 关注 • 0 个回复 • 2015-12-29 18:18 • 来自相关话题