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Income Inequality

Using data from Chicago Booth, Business Insider has recently published an article about increasing income inequality.

6-13-17-inequality-cotdimage from Business Insider

NPR also has also discussed increased inequality and profiled the middle class using data from the Pew Research Center. 

middle classimage from NPR

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Precise Phrasing

When I was listening to episode 171 of the No Such Thing as a Fish podcast titled No Such Thing as a Half-Ape Vampire*, the podcasters mentioned this confusing phrasing from The Independent’s article “The World Is Running Out of Camembert.”  The article states:

Out of the three hundred and sixty million made each year, just a treasured four have true Camembert credentials.

That’s just over one percent.  

When presented in an online article with ads and the creation of the new paragraph, the podcasters discussed thinking it was literally 4 camembert cheeses, significantly less than 1%.  *Warning: if you choose to listen to this episode they also talk about maggot excrement in the cheesemaking process.

image from qiimage from QI because there is no way I’m looking at pictures of cheese after listening

Trends in US Corrections, 2016

The Sentencing Project is a non profit organization that collects data about prisoners and suggests policy reforms. The 2016 Trends in US Corrections data sheet has been released and can be found here.

Information includes prison population, rates of international incarceration, state expenditures, population by offense, population for drug offenses, and female, racial, and youth population in prisons.

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