Monthly Archives: August 2012

As the Rich Get Richer – Part II

(Return to the Contents Topics page.) Part II – The Economics of Inequality  The underlying factor in inequality growth is expressed in the old adage, “the rich get richer and the poor get poorer,” and it is ancient knowledge.  The Greek historian … Continue reading

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As the Rich Get Richer – Part I

(Return to the Contents Topics page.) Part I – The Explosion of Income and Wealth Inequality I have been studying inequality in America and the economics of inequality for the past two years, and in the course of researching and writing a … Continue reading

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Chick-Fil-A, Curiosity and Legitimate Rape OR The Fried Chickens Come Home to Roost

(Return to the Contents Topics page.) I was struck on August 6 by one of those cultural epiphanies.  Our brave little robot “Curiosity” – See?  I can anthropomorphize, too. – had just safely landed on Mars, to the hooting and hollering of … Continue reading

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Peace Will Only Come With Justice

(Return to the Contents Topics page.)       Here is a “Perspective” piece, written by a long-time friend Dorothy Richards, that was recently published in the Albany Times Union (here). I worked with Dottie for a number of years back in the 1970s … Continue reading

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Much Confusion Over Health Care

(Return to the Contents Topics page.) Here’s a recent “letter to the editor” we want to pass along, submitted by one of our guest bloggers, Janet Spitz, to the Albany Times Union (July 11, 2012).  Janet summarizes how “Obamacare” affects taxes, health insurance … Continue reading

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Raise top tax rate back up to 70%

(Return to the Contents Topics page.) The Albany Times Union published my letter to the editor on August 8, 2012 (here). You can’t say a lot in 250 words, but this is the gist of my theory of “the economics of inequality.”  Estimating and … Continue reading

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