Thursday, 6 October, 2022
TopicWealth inequality data

Topic: Wealth inequality data

Jaithirth Rao is wrong. Material wealth and economic apartheid are not Positive Economics

Entrepreneur Jaithirth Rao's recent attack on Oxfam report on inequality ignores the fact that only the rich are getting richer in this beleaguered Indian economy.

Elon Musk’s wealth tops $100 billion but Jeff Bezos is worth double that

Musk, now one of four centibillionaires in the world, has seen his fortune grow by $73.6 billion this year, a jump still smaller than Bezos’s, who is up by $87.1 billion.

LSE’s Amartya Sen Chair to study global inequality but the lessons will be for India

India’s growing inequality, poverty and low human development index are of global concern and extensive research is needed to find out solutions.

Until 2016, India was on course to break into soft power group of 30 nations. Then it fell

It is systemic issues like corruption, poverty, inequality, gender inequality, and pollution that weigh on global perceptions of India.

There’s something funny & dubious about Oxfam’s wealth inequality data

If wealth of half of world’s people really fell by 11% in one year, it would signal coming of an enormous global recession. But 2018 growth numbers look healthy.

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Data vs atta, petrol, LPG: How dirt-cheap mobile internet contrasts with surging food, fuel prices

Analysis of govt data shows that while price of mobile data is one-twentieth of what it was 6 yrs ago, LPG price is up 73%, atta prices up by over 28%.

Defence

Rescue operation underway after an army aviation Cheetah helicopter flying in the forward area near Tawang crashed during a routine sortie Wednesday | ANI

Multiple military & civilian chopper crashes in past years highlight a disturbing trend for India

An Indian Army Aviation Cheetah helicopter crashed Wednesday. Several such crashes over past few yrs have jolted the military. Non-military sphere, too, has encountered many crashes.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.
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