As regular readers will know my ability to do anything technical is near zero. For example, I really do not know how to do anything at all in Excel. Or any other spreadsheet (I put it down to having being scarred by my experience with Lotus 123 V 1.0 at an impressionable age. Or maybe just to being dim).
However, there\’s something I would like to see the result of.
Here\’s a listing of countries by Gini. That\’s a measure of inequality. Use pre=tax (for we\’ve only post tax and benefit for the OECD countries).
Here\’s a listing of countries by GDP per capita.
I\’m assuming that there\’s some relationship between the two. And my initial prejudice is that inequality is higher in poorer countries. What I\’d like is someone to run the numbers (I think this means putting both sets into Excel and then hitting a button?) and produce a graph. Or scatter plot with a summat innit.
Essentially, are richer countries more unequal than poorer, or the other way around?
Whichever way it works then yes, I would write an article about it.