Tagged: income inequality

Inequality: I’m not yet convinced - The Dismal Science

Bill Kaye-Blake Jul 30, 2013

I have started the book Inequality: A New Zealand Crisis. It’s slow going but want to start teasing out my reactions, so I’ll review it piecemeal. Today, we’ll look at Part One, the introduction. My apologies at the start — this is long and somewhat rambling. The reason it is slow going is that I’m […] … Read More

Wage differences and inequality - The Dismal Science

Eric Crampton Jul 25, 2013

Late last week, Geoff Bertram, retired University of Victoria at Wellington economist, addressed a Wellington conference on inequality and there made a remarkable policy request. He asked that the government cease awarding contracts to companies where the highest-paid worker earns more than three times the lowest paid worker. Economists vary in opinion on the amount of redistribution that should … Read More