Category Archives: Wealth

Playing the Trump Tax Game

Playimg the Trump Tax Game The decision of Donald Trump not to release his tax records leads to far more publicity and speculation, than if he had just released them. The game is one that Trump himself has initiated in … Continue reading

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The Iowa Caucus Results – Do The Math

Iowa Caucus Results – Do The Math First lets get some perspective. Iowa is a proportional split state, not a winner-take-all state. What percent of the total national party delegates come from Iowa? For the Republicans it is 30 delegates … Continue reading

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Justice Goodwin Liu at the UC Irvine Symposium on Higher Education Access

Symposium on Higher Education Access Friday, September 25, 2015 University of California, Irvine   The keynote speaker was Justice Goodwin Liu of the California Supreme Court. Among his qualifications on education, he was Special Assistant to the Deputy Secretary of … Continue reading

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Robert Putnam’s Talk on the American Dream and Income Inequality  

The distinguished Harvard Professor and author Robert Putnam gave a talk at UC Irvine on The American Dream in Crisis. On his website http://robertdputnam.com/  you can see his new book titled “OUR KIDS The American Dream in Crisis” Prof. Putnam … Continue reading

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Robert Reich’s Talk at UC Irvine on Income Inequality

Robert Reich gave a talk at UC Irvine on Feb. 5, 2015.  This is a summary of that talk and the film that he showed.  Robert Reich was Secretary of Labor for Bill Clinton from 1993 to 1997.  He is … Continue reading

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UC Irvine Information on PayScale

Here is the link to the PayScale information site on UC Irvine. Some interesting data on UC Irvine is that it ranks in the top 7% of State Universities for return of investment (ROI). Our graduation rate is 86%. 89% … Continue reading

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Top US Income Brackets

My previous posts from The World Top Incomes Database have presented the relative share of income received by the various top brackets.  This article concerns the actual incomes needed to make it into a bracket, or the thresholds for the … Continue reading

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Top Income Distributions for Some US Trade Partners

From the Piketty et al. site http://topincomes.g-mond.parisschoolofeconomics.eu/ we have constructed a graph of top 5% income distributions for top US trade partners.  We see a dip for Germany (orange) after World War I.  We also see a dip for everybody … Continue reading

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Top Income Distributions in the US

“The World Top Income Database” has not only collected income by bracket for some 30 countries over the last century, but has also provided a graphic tool that allows you to choose the countries that you want and the income … Continue reading

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New US Wealth Distributions

As mentioned in the NY Times and Huffington Post, a new analysis has been presented on US wealth distributions, but they did not report much of the data or results that were obtained.  I have looked at the report by Emmanuel … Continue reading

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