Econintersect: Every day our editors collect the most interesting things they find from around the internet and present a summary "reading list" which will include very brief summaries of why each item has gotten our attention. Suggestions from readers for "reading list" items are gratefully reviewed, although sometimes space limits the number accepted.
Today we focus on income distribution and inequality.
- Why We Fight (Philip Giraldi, AntiWar.com) Hat tips to Chuck Spinney and Roger Erickson. Issues of war as they relate to the economy, political economy and politics are showing up more and more frequently from several authors and guest contributors on Global Economic Intersection. This article is an especially good discussion of factors in all three areas.
- Utah is Ending Homelessness by Giving People Homes (Nation of Change) Hat tip to Russell Huntley. This conservative state is giving free homes to the homeless to save the state money.
- What most people get wrong about macroeconomics (Noah Smith, The Week) Most people think macroeconomics is politics, according to Smith.
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