Tag Archives: Economic inequality

Food For Thought #18: Global Competition And The Aussie Whinger


Each year the World Economic Forum (WEF) produces a report entitled, “The Global Competitiveness Report”.  It’s a pretty lengthy document, lots of tables and a wealth of information.  The report is created primarily from data collected from internationally recognised agencies … Continue reading

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Graphical Manipulations #8: The Pillock Chronicles


Last week’s ‘call to account’ of Tony Abbott (he who thinks he should be Prime Minister) by Julia Gillard (she who actually is) Prime Minister of Australia, and a happening upon the RU 486 abortion pill/Abbott graphic created by one … Continue reading

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Food For Thought #14: Australia And The ‘American Way’


Sometimes a really nice comparison graphic suiting your particular bandwagons just falls into your hands.  This one came as part of an email and was published originally in the New York Times of February 19, 2011.  It was entitled ‘America’s … Continue reading

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Food For Thought #10: Mutual Incompatability – The Wealthy And Social Equity.


There is more and more coverage these days of things psychological and how our behaviour and reactions are ultimately governed by our genetic makeup.  You’re not that free wheeling, free thinking little entity that you think you are!  Oh no! … Continue reading

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Food For Thought #9: It’s Confirmed! – Australian’s Are A Bunch of Hanrahan’s*


* The term ‘Hanrahan’ devolves from an Australian poem ‘Said Hanrahan’ by John O’Brien and is descriptive of someone who always sees the downside of a circumstance, never the good, forever seeing only doom and gloom.  The view is aptly … Continue reading

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Food For Thought#8: The Gini (Coefficient) Of The Lamp – Or, Are We A Country of Inequality?


There was an article in the Straits Times of April 10, which reported Professor Lim Yong Cha’s proposal that Singapore needed some shock treatment to wake up it’s economy.  His view was that the income gap in Singapore was approaching … Continue reading

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