Inequality

Inequality

If wealth is justified, so is a wealth tax

(Dec 13): Economic inequality has moved to the top of the political agenda in many countries, including free-market poster children such as the US and the UK.

Inequality

When affluent cities face a crisis of social mobility and grievances over inequality

SINGAPORE (Nov 4): Three of the world’s more affluent cities have erupted in protests and unrest this year.

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Wealth tax deserves serious attention

SINGAPORE (Nov 4): Proposals for a broad tax on wealth are not new, but they are receiving renewed attention in the US.

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Thomas Piketty back with 1,200-page guide to abolishing billionaires

SINGAPORE (Sept 16): Thomas Piketty’s last blockbuster helped put inequality at the centre of economic debates.

Inequality

Making sense of data: Household income and expenditure, basic needs and inequality

When the lowest income households have higher expenditure than income, what does this imply about inequality and unmet needs?

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Singapore's lowest earners see expenses outpace income

SINGAPORE (Aug 5): Singapore’s overall average monthly household income has risen 2.4% since half a decade ago in 2012/13, whereas expenditure only went up 0.8%.

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Singapore's poorest households spending more than they earn: SingStat data

SINGAPORE (July 31): Singapore’s overall average monthly household income has risen 2.4% since half a decade ago in 2012/13, but the bottom 20% of households in the city state might be feeling even

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Being in debt makes you more stressed, prone to errors: study

SINGAPORE (June 28): Cutting chronic debt can help reduce stress and help improve decision-making processes, according to a study.

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Cutting number of debt accounts slashes stress, improves decision-making

SINGAPORE (July 1): For Madam Rose (not her real name), 2015 was not a good year. She was in the midst of a divorce and worried about obtaining custody of her three children.

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