Tag: Wealth Distribution

  • Pareto Principle

    Pareto Principle

    The Pareto Principle articulates that a select few causes often yield a majority of results. This rule of thumb, rooted in wealth distribution observations, provides a framework for efficiency across various fields. Despite its broad applicability, it remains a guiding heuristic, not an absolute law.

  • Rent-Seeking


    Rent-seeking is when someone tries to get a larger slice of the wealth pie, instead of making the pie bigger. It can lead to unfair advantages and slow economic growth. It’s hard to distinguish from normal business, impacts innovation, and can create income inequality, especially in countries with weak governance.

  • Gini Coefficient

    Gini Coefficient

    The Gini coefficient is a statistical measure used to quantify income or wealth distribution inequality. Ranging from 0 (perfect equality) to 1 (absolute inequality), it’s a widely used tool in economics, despite limitations like not accounting for income levels or inequality sources.