Re: Human Freedom Index

On Sep 19, 2007, at 4:02 PM, Ismail Lagardien wrote:

The UNDP have made the claim that inequality has increased in NZ,
USA and UK following the end of the Cold War - can’t look for teh
reference now.

According to the Luxembourg Income Study’s key figures spreadsheet:

inequality increased in the UK after 1979 (gee, what happened that
year?). In the U.S., it started about 5-10 years earlier. They don’t
have NZ in their database. Inequality also increased in Australia -
but little or no increase in Canada, France, or Germany. In Sweden,
ineq fell from 1967 to 1981, and rose after 1981 - but it’s still
below the 1967 level.

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