Wednesday, May 19, 2021

Notes on global income inequality: A non-technical summary — Branko Milanovic

Like the title says, a summary. Worth reading because of who wrote it. Branko Milanovic is a go-to guy on this topic.

Global Inequality
Notes on global income inequality: A non-technical summary
Branko Milanovic | Visiting Presidential Professor at City University of New York Graduate Center and senior scholar at the Stone Center on Socio-economic Inequality, senior scholar at the Luxembourg Income Study (LIS), and formerly lead economist in the World Bank's research department and senior associate at Carnegie Endowment for International Peace


Matt Franko said...

Yeah the turd world has shitty income .. who knew????

Yo that is why it’s called the turd world....

lastgreek said...
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lastgreek said...

The stately home Hanbury House. Chief Inspector Morse and Detective Sargeant Lewis have just arrived to investigate the theft of paintings from the police commissioner's friend Sir Julius Hanbury's collection of Victorian nudes.

Morse: People like them [the rich], they think people like us [not rich] are only here to keep the servants in order.

Lewis: Does that mean we have to arrest the butler?

-- Season 3, episode 1: Inspector Morse: Ghost in the Machine

Peter Pan said...

Might those Victorian nudes have made their way onto the internet?

lastgreek said...

So delightlfully unspeakable, you will not believe your eyes :)

Warning: This post features antique photographs of nudes

The Victorians gave us many things: the white wedding dress, air conditioning, the concept of childhood, the automobile, increased women’s rights and the telephone, just to name a few. They also gave us pornography.

Yes, pornography. Soon after the invention of photography, the erotic industry was born.

“The Victorian period is a key moment in the history of sexuality; it is the era in which the modern terminologies we use to structure the ways we think and talk about sexuality were invented,” Dr. Holly Furneaux says. “From the 1880s sexologists such as Richard von Kraft-Ebing and Havelock Ellis pioneered a science in which sexual preferences were analysed and categorised; they created terms including homosexuality, heterosexuality and nymphomaniac.”