Belknap Press Stiglitz, Joseph E. In our analysis, we categorized families by their household income, after we adjusted their incomes for family size. Each explanation has some traction, but they are not equally important.
Widening income inequality is the defining challenge of our time. Robots or to use an older label, automation have no doubt eliminated jobs, in a process that dates back at least to the introduction of power looms in England more than two centuries ago.
There will always be less and less human labor input as technology advances and non-human means replace the need for human labor. More rapidly rising productivity meant that prices for manufactured products fell in comparison to prices of goods and services provided by other sectors.
It bears repeating that wealthy people are wealthy because they OWN, wealth-creating, income-producing capital assets. Job growth in education and health is supported by demand and at least according to BEA and BLS data falling productivity. But today that is not true.
It is a big source of inequality think New York or Bay Area real estate! The productivity of the labor has gone up percent!
We should also consider rents as the visible payments by tenants to owners of real estate. But upper-income families were not hit nearly as hard as lower- and middle-income families.
These factors entangle all the way between macroeconomic and firm level or micro analysis. These narratives invoke hard-to-quantify, somewhat metaphysical rents created by market power.
The Gini coefficients for wealth are often much higher than those for income. President Obama suffers from an obviously narrow and unrealistic mindset that is driving America to welfare state status. Slowly rising productivity in business services reduced employment but the impact was more than offset by increasing demand.
Increases in productivity may in part reflect reorganization of production, more efficient capital goods, or better use of capital. Employment grew rapidly in education and health, and business services a mixed bag of enterprises ranging from call centers through collection agencies to credit bureaus, etc.
There are many challenges in comparing data between economies, or in a single economy in different years. Data can be based on joint taxation of couples e. Business services and education and health are large sectors with high wage shares so they have big weights in the decomposition.
Third, although rising income inequality may play a role in the growing income achievement gap, it does not appear to be the dominant factor. We can quickly sketch the reasoning, and compare to Figures 2 and 3.
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