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    The common changes in the distribution of income take place in a very dragging pace. It is so because people get comfortable in their first jobs, thus becoming reluctant to change (Gujarati & Porter 2012, p. 27). It has also been proven that income levels are often perpetually passed from one generation to the next in a household by either inheritance or cultural background (Durlauf & Young 2004, p. 42). As a result, it promotes inter- generational stability in income, assuring a financially stable future. Studies suggest that the poor income bracket households and the wealthier ones, tend to possess a greater inter- generational stability in income than the middle- level income bracket households. It expounds on the fact that a larger proportion…

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    richer, while the poor get poorer”, is a statement that should be examined by looking through the past. In 1981, when Reagen took office, multi-millionaires were paying 37% of their income in taxes. Since then, it has dropped to 31%, and as taxes of the rich come down, their shares of wealth and income soar (Peach and Freedom Party, n.d.). Emmanuel Saez, an economics professor at UC-Berkeley, has been researching the U.S income inequality and the increase since the 1970’s (Desilver, 2013.).…

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    identify, discuss and provide a solution to the issues within income inequality around the world. Income inequality is an unequal distribution of income to an individual. The problem of income inequality is that it affects our health and well being in a negative way, according to David R. Miller, the majority of canadians that have a greater income have a better chance of survival because they have the resources and income to get the medical care that they would need to recover (Fixing Income…

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    Income Inequality Essay

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    there have still been significant instances of increasing inequality. Particularly, income inequality. Income inequality is a rising issue between all social classes and races. Due to the evolving job market, outsourcing of products to other developing…

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    Can the market, on its own, without state intervention, solve the problem of employment and raise wages in various sectors of the national economy? Should the federal minimum wage be increased? These questions have long been the subject of heated debate in the US expert community, but after the economic crisis of 2008-2009, they have acquired a special urgency. 
 Just ten years ago, the impact of globalization on employment and distribution of wealth in developed countries was rather low. The…

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    get? Too often, they get ignored. Or we don’t even know who they are.” In today’s economy there has been an issue about the unfair distribution of wealth, which is causing a major gap between the rich and poor. Slowly, the Middle and lower classes are disappearing from the economy while, a small part of people are getting richer. The truth is, the gaps between classes are undeniably felt today. Many might say that the downfall of the economy is caused by the generation labeled the Baby Boomers.…

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    and leave with riches and vise versa. In America, people of any status have the same opportunities to make it big and live a life that has been always been dreamt of. This is what we are forced to believe and convince ourselves in order to keep society in order. The rich do get richer and the poor do get poorer and it is causing problems in our country. As stated by Gawain Kripke, he believes that "no one credible will say this is good for the world or good for the economy" (Peck, “62 Richest…

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    causes income inequality has always been a very challenging question. In fact, education has been argued to be one of the leading factor influencing income inequality. Though, most researchers agree on the importance of education as a reason, still some theoretical studies question it. Earlier work from Ram (1989) shows, education is closely related to income distribution in advanced developed countries. Becker and Chiswick (1996) (using panel sets in the United States) suggest a positive…

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    Nozick's Patterned Theory

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    In the Wilt Chamberlain example, Nozick attempts to show that patterned principles of just distribution are incompatible with liberty. Nozick argues that what the Wilt Chamberlain example shows is that no patterned principle of just distribution will be compatible with liberty. To preserve the pattern which was agreed to in the original position, the state will have to continually interfere with people's ability to freely exchange their shares allotted by the patterned principles. For any…

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    Government taxation and government benefits attempts to push the curve inward. Lorenz curve measures income equality distribution. The Gini coefficient measures the area between the 45-degree line and the Lorenz Curve divided by the entire area between the 45-degree line, where 0 equals absolute even distribution of income/equality. With that said: 1. Table 4.2 shows that Gini coefficient has increased from .349 in 1970 to .469 in 2005, indicating that income inequality in the has been a.…

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