Friday, February 01, 2013

Is inequality growing?

Depends over which period you measure it.

Treasury fudges numbers to hide growing inequality

The Greens are complaining that Treasury is misleading us about NZ's comparative inequality rating, intimating it is behaving like a "right wing think tank" - dishonestly they say.

(I've commented - in moderation currently - to the effect that recent trends show inequality reducing in NZ and linking to my sources)

1 comment:

JC said...

From your OECD link:

"From the mid-1980s to the late-2000s, inequality rose in 15 out of 19 countries. The increase was strongest in Finland, New Zealand and Sweden. Declines occurred in France, Greece, and Turkey."

Somehow, I prefer the company more of Finland and Sweden to France, Greece and Turkey.