Dec 25, 2017

World Inequality Report 2018

World Inequality Report 2018, by  Thomas Piketty m fl har jag kikat på. Den ger en myckt spännande och oroande bild av växande ojämlikhet snart sagt överallt.  Men den visar också på stora skillnader mellan i övrigt jämförbara länder. De nationella modellerna, till exempel den skandinaviska modellen på arbetsmarknadens och välfärdens områden gör skillnad. Men växande ojämlikhet oroar. Vad betyder det på arbetslivets områden?  det är spännande att reflektera över de många diagrammen och tabellerna. Här finns en sammanfattning.

We show that income inequality has increased in nearly all world regions in recent decades, but at different speeds. The fact that inequality levels are so different among countries, even when countries share similar levels of development, highlights the important roles that national policies and institutions play in shaping inequality…
Since 1980, very large transfers of public to private wealth occurred in nearly all countries, whether rich or emerging. While national wealth has substantially increased, public wealth is now negative or close to zero in rich countries. Arguably this limits the ability of governments to tackle inequality; certainly, it has important implications for wealth inequality among individuals…
Tackling global income and wealth inequality requires important shifts in national and global tax policies. Educational policies, corporate governance, and wage-setting policies need to be reassessed in many countries.””

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