Wealth Inequality in the US among Families with Children – New Study

The Guardian: Staggering US wealth inequality heaps long-term harm on to minority children Article published: 2 Sep,  2021 IB Economics syllabus: Macroeconomics (national income data, economic growth, recession) Wealth inequality is extremely high among American families with children. The median wealth of white American families is $63,838, while the same is literally $808 for Black [...]

By |2021-09-13T13:52:59+00:00September 27th, 2021|Macro|Comments Off on Wealth Inequality in the US among Families with Children – New Study

A more progressive tax system for Guernsey

BBC: Guernsey tax allowance to end for high earners Article published: Oct 4, 2016 – out of date: no longer suitable for your IB Economics commentary IB Economics syllabus: Macroeconomics (inequality in the distribution of income, redistribution) The government of Guenrsey decided to make their tax system more progressive. For example, to provide "[r]educed or no allowance [...]

By |2018-10-24T03:41:44+00:00October 11th, 2016|Macro|Comments Off on A more progressive tax system for Guernsey

Where does the garbage of the first world end up?

Wired: Inside the Hellscape Where Our Computers Go to Die Article published: Apr 23, 2015 - out of date: no longer suitable for your IB Economics commentary IB Economics syllabus: Development Economics (poverty, inequality, market failure, pollution) “PEOPLE LOVE GADGETS — especially shiny new ones. Bigger screens. Faster processors. Slimmer profiles. But what happens to our mobile phones, [...]

By |2017-08-23T10:51:50+00:00May 2nd, 2015|Development Economics|Comments Off on Where does the garbage of the first world end up?

World Economic Forum —> World Development Forum: a much needed name change

The Guardian: Never mind growth, Davos delegates – how about a World Development Forum? Article published: Jan 30, 2015 - out of date: no longer suitable for your IB Economics commentary IB Economics syllabus: Development Economics (inequality, ending extreme poverty, economic growth vs. economic development) According to the author, Lawrence Haddad, a simple name change would mean [...]

By |2017-08-23T11:16:09+00:00March 22nd, 2015|Development Economics|Comments Off on World Economic Forum —> World Development Forum: a much needed name change
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