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2017年07月31日 14:09

巴西人的致富三字经

书评:《巴西的巨富》Brazillionaires: The godfathers of modern Brazil. 作者是 Alex Cuadros.

一个国家有多腐敗,也许只要看看首都的人口增長速度和财富即可。巴西的首都巴西利亞是六十年代完全人造的一个城市。可是,由于游说和寻租的需要,这个新首都现在已经有三百多万人。而且,它还是南美洲人均收入最高的城市。

作者住在巴西多年,专门为澎拜资讯公司Bloomberg 研究当地的巨富人群。一个惊人的发现:巴西虽然民不聊生...

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2017年07月25日 02:37

How China has defied the gravity of debt

Nikkei Asia Review, 14 July 2017.

The state is adding assets to its portfolio, not selling.

by Joe Zhang...

Four years ago, I was part of a chorus of analysts who predicted that a wave of privatization would soon sweep through China. Our sense was that the pressure of official debt, already then reaching a scarily high level by global and Chinese historical standards, would force local gove...

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2017年07月07日 17:27

China's social mobility in reverse

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SCMP.com,  7 Jul 2017.

阶级斗争要年年讲,月月讲,天天讲。

Joe Zhang considers how his family’s fortunes reflect the changing times in a newly wealthy China. Social mobility, which once enabled the talented and hardworking to make good, is now an unattainable dream for many.

Twice a year, I go from Hong Kong to Jingmen (荊門), in ...

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2017年07月06日 21:17

贫富悬殊,罪过在你!就是你!

贫富悬殊,罪过在你!就是你!

书评:中上阶级偷走了大多数人民的美国梦? 怎么办?

Dream Hoarders: How the American Upper Middle Class is Leaving Everyone Else in the Dust, Why That Is A Problem and What To Do About It.

作者为布鲁金斯研究所的Richard Reeves。

我等待这本书等了二十年!终于有人写了。我立刻在准备隔洋回应:中英双语书开始蕴酿了。

他说,別光责怪最富的1%人群。更要责怪最富的20%人群。你們收入高,有能力获得最多的信贷...

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