The Atlantic……It is not. One of the most surprising, and perhaps confounding, facts of charity in America is that the people who can least afford to give are the ones who donate the greatest percentage of their income. In 2011, the wealthiest Americans—those with earnings in the top 20 percent—contributed on average 1.3 percent of their income…Details
NY Times….Even among top athletes, Jornet is an outlier. Take his VO2 max, a measure of a person’s ability to consume oxygen and a factor in determining aerobic endurance. An average male’s VO2 max is 45 to 55 ml/kg/min. A college-level 10,000-meter runner’s max is typically 60 to 70. Jornet’s VO2 max is 89.5 —…Details
The key point for me is the statement – skewed unfairly. This is the crux of the argument, over the past generation it seems as if there has been a concerted attempted to skew the playing field to benefit the uber wealthy whilst disadvantaging everyone else. Systems will also show inequality, this is simply the…Details
Anyone know the email address of the Cypriot Finance Minister – they might find this interesting. If you want a sensible macro view of things then Grantham seems to be the go to bloke.