Network News

X My Profile
View More Activity

Ezra Klein Archive: Inequality

What Americans think about income inequality in one graph

More here....

By Ezra Klein  | February 22, 2011; 2:29 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (28)
Categories:  Charts and Graphs, Inequality  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

'The Great Stagnation'

Book reviews tend to force the author to combine two questions that don't go very well together. The first is, "Should you read this book?" The second is, "What do I think about the thesis of this book?" So in...

By Ezra Klein  | January 31, 2011; 9:02 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (20)
Categories:  Books, Inequality  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Inequality among the rich in one graph and one thought experiment

Catherine Rampell asked the hardworking folks at the Tax Policy Center to estimate the paychecks that correspond to different income percentiles. In other words, if you're the 37th percentile, or the 85th, how much are you making? Then she graphed...

By Ezra Klein  | January 12, 2011; 1:44 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (17)
Categories:  Inequality  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Income inequality and the poor

There might be questions about the relationship between income inequality and median incomes, but according to Lane Kenworthy, there's no real question about the relationship between income inequality and low-end incomes: There isn't one. If we look across the rich...

By Ezra Klein  | January 11, 2011; 1:56 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Inequality  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Understanding inequality, Part II

In response to this post, Brookings's Gary Burtless wrote in with some helpful comments on inequality and median incomes that I want to quote at length. Standard disclaimer: I've made light edits for space and clarity. I asked what made...

By Ezra Klein  | January 4, 2011; 5:40 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
Categories:  Inequality  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Some thoughts -- and graphs -- on inequality and income

I've been spending some time thinking about income inequality for a piece I'm writing. As part of it, I made this graph comparing trends in inequality -- as measured by the share of pre-tax income that goes to the top...

By Ezra Klein  | January 3, 2011; 11:24 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (65)
Categories:  Economy, Inequality  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Older Entries in This Category »

CEO pay, social norms and Nintendo, Ezra Klein , December 17, 2010
The conehead economy in one graph, Ezra Klein , October 22, 2010
The rich are not bad. Just rich., Ezra Klein , September 20, 2010
What if growth had been equal?, Ezra Klein , September 13, 2010
The Kobe Bryant theory of inequality, Ezra Klein , September 13, 2010
Even in New York City, $250,000 is rich, Ezra Klein , September 10, 2010
The rich getting richer in one chart, Ezra Klein , September 9, 2010
Inequality and computers, Ezra Klein , September 9, 2010
Inequality back at record highs, Ezra Klein , June 11, 2010
The recession will increase inequality, Ezra Klein , April 20, 2010
An attack on inequality, Ezra Klein , March 24, 2010
Do liberals have it wrong on inequality?, Ezra Klein , December 15, 2009
The Coincidences of Inequality, Ezra Klein , July 15, 2009
 
RSS Feed
Subscribe to The Post

© 2011 The Washington Post Company