Thursday, November 15, 2007

The wealth divide...

Extreme visual examples of income disparities. We all thought Google Earth was just an entertaining curiosity, but once again have underestimated the power of new information tools to spark ingenious advancements in understanding.

The growing global income maldistribution is the subject of heated debate. Many economists doubt it really exists. And the range of solutions goes from Utopian to the blatant denial. While it could be this problem is not significantly worse than it has always been, it has never been shown in such powerful light.

And it would seem there is enough wealth now to make any justification for the vast and growing differences less compelling.

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