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Doesn’t Appear that Income “Inequality” is On the Rise

Posted By Don Boudreaux On October 30, 2011 @ 9:44 pm In Inequality,Myths and Fallacies,Seen and Unseen | Comments Disabled

Check out this data-rich analysis of the trend, over decades, of income inequality in the U.S. – for, respectively, individuals, households, and families – over at Political Calculations [1].  Informative.  And it is strong evidence for a point on this matter that Russ often makes, namely, that changes in the composition of households creates illusions in data carelessly considered.  (HT Mark Perry [2])

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[1] Check out this data-rich analysis of the trend, over decades, of income inequality in the U.S. – for, respectively, individuals, households, and families – over at Political Calculations: http://politicalcalculations.blogspot.com/2011/10/real-story-behind-rising-us-income.html

[2] Mark Perry: http://mjperry.blogspot.com/2011/10/income-inequality-has-been-flat-since.html

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