Peter Turchin The Strange #Disappearance of #Cooperation in America #inequality http://peterturchin.com/cliodynamica/strange-disappearance/
Our #Broken #Economy, in One Simple #Chart #dataviz #inequality https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/08/07/opinion/leonhardt-income-inequality.html?action=click&pgtype=Homepage&clickSource=story-heading&module=opinion-c-col-right-region®ion=opinion-c-col-right-region&WT.nav=opinion-c-col-right-region
#Municipalism is distinguished by its insistence that the underlying problem with society is our #disempowerment. #Capitalism and the #state not only cause extraordinary material suffering and #inequality, they also rob us of the ability to play a meaningful role in our own lives and communities .cultivate the new society within the shell of the old by eroding the state’s popular legitimacy and dissolving its power into face-to-face people’s assemblies and confederations https://roarmag.org/magazine/new-municipal-movements/
#Economics: "Lack of hope in America: The high costs of being poor in a rich land"; #inequality and withering social mobility http://voxeu.org/article/high-costs-being-poor-rich-land
From VoxEU: Study of capital accumulation, private property and #inequality in #China over the term 1978 - 2015 http://voxeu.org/article/capital-accumulation-private-property-and-inequality-china-1978-2015 Income share of bottom 50% trending sharply down
We can speak about #inequality, writing an emotional toot how bad it is and that it really needs to change...
...and we also can think of how to overcome it.
Within mastodon people from around the world in all sorts of different economic situations are here
We are the once able to overcome inequality If we act in #solidarity.
Intriguing experiment reveals a fundamental conflict in human culture #inequality #RankReversalAversion https://arstechnica.com/science/2017/07/intriguing-experiment-reveals-a-fundamental-conflict-in-human-culture/
Economist Robert Solow on improving the measurement and understanding of economic #inequality in the US http://equitablegrowth.org/research-analysis/improving-the-measurement-and-understanding-of-economic-inequality-in-the-united-states/ (contains a fair amount of accounting nerdery)
#Brooking Inst research on the state of US #Workingclass; decline of stable 2 parent households (principally among White blue-collar families) https://www.brookings.edu/opinions/the-unhappiness-of-the-us-working-class/ falling labor force participation, #inequality, collapse of the "American Dream"
Report on #labor organizing, collective bargaining in #OECD countries http://voxeu.org/article/trade-unions-employer-organisations-and-collective-bargaining-oecd-countries uptick in worker organizing prompted by #inequality
"we are embedding our biases, and calling them objective, but we are actually obscuring them from view"
"Machine learning doesn't create fairness
It propagates past practices
It automates the status quo"
'Weapons of Math Destruction' by Cathy O’Neil