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Polarization - Inequality   Dr. Róbinson Rojas Sandford
"Wherever there is great property, there is great inequality. For one very rich man there must be at least five hundred poor, and the affluence of the few supposes the indigence of the many". (Adam Smith, An Inquiry into the Nature and the Causes of the Wealth of Nations, Book 5, Part II)
Related themes:
- Inequality/social exclusion
- Poverty
- Informal sector

- Microfinance
- Aid
- U.S. economic inequality, poverty, social exclusion and corruption
- Economic inequality, poverty, and social exclusion in Latin America
- Economic Inequality, Poverty, Social Exclusion and Corruption in China
1.-172 free market economies. GDP as % of total. 1960-65-70-75
2.-172 free market economies. GDP as % of total. 1980-85-90-92
3.-204 economies: GDP/Population/Income per capita - 1992
4.-Net Factor Payments to Abroad. All economies. 1960 to 1992
5.-Value added per worker: mining and manufacturing, 1991
6.-Value added per worker: agriculture, 1991
7.-Value added per worker: services, 1991
8.-Value added per worker: all sectors (agriculture as 1.0), 1991
UNDP: Human Development Reports
K. Watkins: Globalization and Liberalization: Implications for Poverty,
            Distribution and Inequality, 1997
R. H. Wade: The rising inequality of world income distribution, 2001
S. Cox (31 July 2003)
...In the U.S.A...from 1979 to 1997, the average annual income of the top 1% (after taxes) increased by 157%, or $414,000 in 1997 dollars. Over the same period, the income of the poorest 20% fell by $100.
Astronomical incomes