Economía marxista para el Siglo XXI

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Sobreproducción y desproporción en David Ricardo, y la crítica de Marx — Rolando Astarita [Blog]

Una pregunta que se plantea con frecuencia en torno a la teoría de las crisis de Marx es si la crisis por sobreproducción no es, en sustancia, una crisis por desproporción. Es que, se razona, si todas las ramas crecen proporcionadamente, y si los productos de una rama se compran con los productos de las […]

Sobreproducción y desproporción en David Ricardo, y la crítica de Marx — Rolando Astarita [Blog]

Some notes on the world economy now — Michael Roberts Blog

These notes were based on an interview with me by Swiss-based journalist Thomas Schneider in German in early May. https://www.facebook.com/klaus.klamm.9235/ A sugar rush or economic recovery? The IMF foresees a strong economic recovery. The assumption is that the virus can be controlled to such an extent that lockdowns and social distancing are no longer necessary. […]

Some notes on the world economy now — Michael Roberts Blog

Wealth inequality

Michael Roberts Blog

I have written before about the fact that, both in advanced and so-called ‘emerging economies’,wealthis significantly more unequally distributed thanincome. Moreover, the pro-capitalist World Economic Forum has reported that:This problem has improved little in recent years, with wealth inequality rising in 49 economies.”

The usual index used for measuring inequality in an economy is the gini index. A Gini coefficient of zero expresses perfect equality, where all values are the same (for example, where everyone has the same income). A Gini coefficient of one (or 100%) expresses maximal inequality among values (e.g., for a large number of people where only one person has all the income or consumption and all others have none, the Gini coefficient will be nearly one).

For the US, the current gini index for income is 37.8 (pretty high by international levels), but the gini index for wealth distribution is 85.9! Or take supposedly…

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