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American inequality reflects gross incomes as much as taxes

Get our daily newsletter Upgrade your inbox and get our Daily Dispatch and Editor’s Picks. WHEN PEOPLE think about which rich countries have the least equal income distributions, America often jumps to mind. The country has a much smaller welfare state than many of its European counterparts, which suggests it …

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Alice Rivlin, trailblazer in the economics field, dies at 88

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0. 8em)–sm” type=”text” content=”Alice Rivlin, former head of the Office of Management of Budget, and vice chair of the Federal Reserve Board, died of cancer at the age of 88 on Tuesday.” data-reactid=”15″>Alice Rivlin, former head of the Office of Management of Budget, and vice …

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S. Korea’s latest export: jobless graduates

“There are numerous more opportunities outside Korea.” Facing an unprecedented job crunch at home, many young South Koreans are now signing up for government-sponsored programs designed to find overseas positions for a growing number of jobless college graduates in Asia’s fourth largest economy. State-run programs such as K-move, rolled out …

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