Sunday, January 08, 2006

So. I know. I haven't posted in awhile. BUT I HAVE BEEN BUSY! Really!

I am spending lots of time studying of late. Work. Study. Work. Thinking about studying. Worrying about deadlines. Work. And so on...

Here is something interesting from my studies:

Income distribution is measured using the Gini coefficient. A rate of 0.0 means that income is distributed equally across the population. A rate of 1.0 means that it's distributed exclusively to one group. (That's how it works in a nutshell, anyhow.) So the lower the number, the more evenly income is distributed. Sweden has one of the lowest. In 2000, it was .25. Namibia, in 1993 (the most recent report) came in at .707.

China, 2001 .447
USA, 2000 .408

Long live the American dream...!

No comments: