The Gini-coefficient is not about a girl named Gini


The Gini-coefficient is a complex measurement of income inequality that nations take an interest in. Why? Because, as I write in Screwnomics:
"Too little for the majority has made for an era of global disruption, huge migrations of populations, and wars over energy sources, food, and water. This disruption is why the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and its spy-wonks track Gini-coefficient ratios country-by-country, as does the UN, the World Bank, and the OECD (Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development). All are aware that people deprived of what they need to live will tend to object—sometimes violently. 

"Yet current US policy—or rather our lack of it—allows the freewheeling operations of economic vultures on Wall Street. Vulture traders and hedge funds also watch these Gini-coefficient numbers, country-by-country. They are looking for the weakest to prey on." 

Who has the highest rate of income inequality? Turkey? Sudan? NOPE. It's the US, says gini-research.org, an organization of scholars from around the world examining trends in search of insights and warnings. So who exactly is preying on whom becomes the question, yes?!  The organization is here: gini-research.org/articles/home 

Their US report, all 119 pages, is linked here. The projects' reports were published by Oxford Press in 2014.  gini-research.org/system/uploads/443/original/US.pdf?1370077377

Help us get the word out. Like our Facebook page and tell your friends, too.  And look for our book, Screwnomics: How Our Economy Works Against Women and Real Ways to Make Lasting Change, out in bookstores, April 2018.