Inequality in Chilean society breeds resentment

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gyroid
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Re: Inequality in Chilean society breeds resentment

Post by gyroid » Mon Nov 24, 2014 11:06 pm


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Re: Inequality in Chilean society breeds resentment

Post by gyroid » Sun Dec 21, 2014 2:00 pm

http://www.vox.com/2014/12/20/7423505/i ... ket-prices
When economic inequality is really severe, using prices to regulate the distribution of scarce goods can be seriously unfair. At the same time, using non-price mechanisms can be seriously inefficient.

That means that inequality is preventing us from adopting efficient solutions to a wide variety of problems, ranging from drought response to traffic congestion to climate change.

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Re: Inequality in Chilean society breeds resentment

Post by frozen-north » Mon Dec 22, 2014 6:43 pm

You probably already noticed that most people do not read the content of links. :) Even if some are more than willing to tell their opinions.

I found odd that neither the article you linked to, nor the links included on the article mentioned the 'ceteris paribus assumption' in economics, they just hinted at it.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ceteris_paribus

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Re: Inequality in Chilean society breeds resentment

Post by john » Mon Dec 22, 2014 8:34 pm

frozen-north wrote:
You probably already noticed that most people do not read the content of links. :) Even if some are more than willing to tell their opinions.

I found odd that neither the article you linked to, nor the links included on the article mentioned the 'ceteris paribus assumption' in economics, they just hinted at it.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ceteris_paribus
Astute observations! Would also seem to bolster g~j's posit (that some forumites may indeed be "verbosity-challenged"). :)
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