Rising Wealth-to-Income Ratios, Inequality, and Growth

by Thomas Piketty and Gabriel Zucman This article was originally posted on Voxeu.org on Sep. 26, ’13 According to many measures, inequality has been increasing in the developed world and is now approaching pre-war levels. Income inequality does not tell the whole story. This column documents the increase in the ratio of private wealth to …

America’s Discouraging Income Story

Written by Doug Short, Advisor Perspectives Last week the Census Bureau has released the household income data for 2011. It is posted on the Census Bureau website. What I’m featuring in this update is an analysis of the quintile breakdown of data from 1967 through 2011 (see Table H.3). This article looks at the data …

Does History Repeat, Rhyme or Just Have Coincidences?

Looking at 100 years of stock market behavior and of wealth distribution leads to questions about what is significant in history. And if one starts to think that there is something more than coincidence are there any possibilities of cause and effect relationships?