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DeSTRESS Film 20: Income Distribution revisited

Income Distribution revisited (17'00")
Film 20 is a follow-up to Film 15, which looked at wealth inequality, income inequality and the Gini coefficient. It uses income as an example of how to characterise a skewed distribution. It contrasts public and private-sector approaches to helping people at the bottom end of the income scale. It uses corporate taxation and the Laffer curve as an example of a non-linear regression. It shows how poorer people are affected more by periods of recession.

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The DeSTRESS films are presented by Ken Heather of the University of Portsmouth and produced by StreamLearn LLC. Published online in 2012

Interview subjects:

  • John Pullinger, Director General, Information Services, House of Commons LIbrary
  • Margareta Cederfelt, Member of the Swedish Parliament
  • Greg Harms, Executive Director, Boulder Shelter for the Homeless
  • Rene Brodeur, Director of Programs, Boulder Shelter for the Homeless
  • Maria Miller, Member of Parliament for Basingstoke, Under-Secretary of State for Work and Pensions
  • Gary Becker, Professor of Economics at Chicago University, Nobel laureate

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