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The Gini coefficient has a lot of problems. The Palma ratio — the top ten percent's share of income, divided by the bottom 40 percent's — is a better measure. And at a global level, it's staggeringly high.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Sep 26, 2013
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The poorest Argentinians and Indians are actually poor. The poorest Americans are solidly middle-class, from a global perspective.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Aug 15, 2013
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When you have an agricultural economy and no immigrants, getting business done gets tough.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • May 15, 2013
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A conversation with Kimberly Ann Elliott on how to do better in the wake of Bangladesh's tragic factory collapse.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Apr 25, 2013
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The US, Canada and Mexico all saw wages grow as a result of NAFTA. But the results were most favorable in Mexico.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Nov 12, 2012
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