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Inequality: are we measuring the right things?

Graham Watson

24th March 2017

Here is a really thought-provoking blog post from Jonathan Athow at the Office for National Statistics that looks at how we measure inequality and whether we look at the right things or not. There are lots of nice observations about how cognitive biases might have led us to reach unwarranted conclusions about inequality but this little prompt gets us to look beyond the data.

Graham Watson

Graham Watson has taught Economics for over twenty years. He contributes to Tutor2U, reads voraciously and is interested in all aspects of Teaching and Learning.

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