The "law" of wealth concentration

J. Barkley Rosser, Jr. rosserjb at
Fri Aug 18 10:15:39 PDT 2000

I would note that if Gini coefficients for income (or consumption) distribution are hard to measure, ones for wealth are much harder and are much less frequently done. By now most governments from time to time make some kinds of efforts to do income or consumption ginis. But, wealth.... well, a few years ago when Robert Avery did a wealth distribution study of the US at the Fed he was roundly denounced. Barkley Rosser -----Original Message----- From: Alexandre Fenelon <afenelon at> To: lbo-talk at <lbo-talk at> Date: Thursday, August 17, 2000 6:15 PM Subject: RES: The "law" of wealth concentration

>-----Mensagem original-----
>De: owner-lbo-talk at
>[mailto:owner-lbo-talk at]Em nome de Doug Henwood
>Enviada em: quinta-feira, 17 de agosto de 2000 01:34
>Para: lbo-talk at
>Assunto: Re: The "law" of wealth concentration
>What about inheritance, which is responsible for 50-75% of the wealth
>distribution in the U.S.?
>This is very interesting, Doug. Do you have the ratings for European
>and Asian countries? And what about inheritance taxes in industrialized
> Alexanre Fenelon

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