Capital is Back: Wealth-Income Ratios in Rich Countries 1700-2010 Post author By Philip Lane Post date June 27, 2013 This new paper by Piketty and Zucman is fascinating – it is here. Categories In Uncategorized 8 Comments on Capital is Back: Wealth-Income Ratios in Rich Countries 1700-2010 ← Nevin Institute: Summer 2013 QEO/QEF → National Accounts 8 replies on “Capital is Back: Wealth-Income Ratios in Rich Countries 1700-2010” http://www.bookshop.kennys.ie/book/US/9780767905343/Wealth_and_Democracy_A_Political_History_of_the_American_Rich The rich always end up tearing the arfe out of it and this book looks at how that happens Some supporting Data on global wealth distribution, including Ireland https://infocus.credit-suisse.com/data/_product_documents/_shop/369553/2012_global_wealth_databook.pdf some emphasis on page 143, median wealth Weath and worry go hand in hand. To maintain one’s capital ,one must be skillful,bold,vigilant and lucky. to give you a little more feedback, that the Irish government is massively and rapidly killing any goodwill from others: http://www.tagesschau.de/wirtschaft/eu-finanzplanung108.html “evil manipulation” these are words, usually reserved for …… The resurrection of the plutocracy is intimately linked to the state of the financial system in the EU . http://www.motherjones.com/mojo/2013/06/one-percent-wealthy-dominate-2012-elections-congress In the 2012 (US) election cycle, 28 percent of all disclosed donations—that’s $1.68 billion—came from just 31,385 people. @francis Engineered tomatoes. University of California Davis, 11 minute video. http://www.nytimes.com/2013/06/24/booming/you-call-that-a-tomato.html?src=recg I have myself not so much concern about Gene modified food. But their have been some ugly stories, how Monsanto later tried to bully one time customers into permanent dependency. And if a majority of people here wants to keep their liberty to not eat them, they should have the ability to live that choice. And the way Monsanto was trying to take that away, is another reason, why the European Union has tangible benefits, sometimes : – ) LOL, I tortured you enough with the Greenhouses : – ) Now for the next question: why doesnt Ireland have much more Wind energy? http://www.independent.ie/business/irish/ireland-faces-fines-over-lag-in-renewable-energy-29159864.html You seem to have a much steadier breeze than most others, like Germany and Denmark. Your population density is lower, so it should be possible for find lots of places, where it doesnt hurt the eyes so much. Finally, getting back to the topic here: I find Fig. 5 on page 49 of the Piketty paper pretty interesting. All other countries seem to have positive government wealth, but only Italy seems to have negative government wealth AND by far the highest private wealth. Comments are closed.