Tag Archives: Paul Krugman

Piketty discovers America or vice versa

Piketty describes the growth of U.S. and World inequality with unique large data resource. Our review of Capital In The 21st Century The French economist Thomas Piketty  published the French edition of his new book Capital In The Twenty-First Century … Continue reading

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Can we stop using slave labor?

Bangladesh disasters highlight – humans should not be treated as throwaway machines.  Can we do something about this? Reports say that U.S. retail companies who traffic in cheap commodities from Bangladesh have refused to help the families of the nearly … Continue reading

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Inequality, Luddites and Paul Krugman

How can we maintain social stability when the highly educated are as likely as the poorly educated to become obsolete by disruptive technology? Paul Krugman published his 2013 Jun 14 OpEd Essay Sympathy For The Luddites in the New York Times.  It is … Continue reading

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Open Letter to the OFES of the DOE

63 young fusion energy research professionals plead with the D.O.E to not end fusion research in America.  The American Physical Society pleads for public support of physics research in general.  The fate of American research will be decided in the … Continue reading

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Offshoring and Outsourcing are good — Brooks

“Offshoring and outsourcing has been good for American productivity.”  So says New York Times David Brooks, in his 2012 Jul 16 essay (published Tuesday, Jul 17, in the NYT Op-Ed section).  This is in direct confrontation to Paul Krugman’s July … Continue reading

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Elite Deserve What They Get – Income Inequality 3

Some say income inequality in the U.S. is neither unjust nor dangerous, but the purest form of American fairness.  Our elite deserve all they get.  This is a follow-on post to our main discussion in Zero Sum Games. Our Deserving … Continue reading

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Social Inequality – Zero Sum Games

Income shifts out of lower incomes into the upper levels, in a kind of zero sum game There has been an unusual stir in the recent news about the increase of income inequality in the United States. Wealthy households are … Continue reading

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