Wednesday, November 16, 2011

The Economics of Being Ugly

The economist, Daniel Hamermesh, is fighting for equality for the uglies!

"one study showed that an American worker who was among the bottom one-seventh in looks, as assessed by randomly chosen observers, earned 10 to 15 percent less per year than a similar worker whose looks were assessed in the top one-third — a lifetime difference, in a typical case, of about $230,000."

For $230,000, would you admit that you're ugly?

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Tuesday, November 1, 2011


What are the first countries that come to mind when you think of inequality?



Think again.

These visuals are quite striking. Look at those gini coefficients!