The allegorical tale of Ants and Grasshoppers is often used to drive home the inevitable connection between handwork and success, as well as laziness and hardship. Or between talent and riches, indolence and penury. Here is another story that may run contrary to this message.
In the last post, I gave vent to all my left-wing righteousness against the growing income disparity. 然后，它发生，我 — a totally uniform wealth distribution is stochastically unlikely. 事实上, it is over seven billion times less likely than one person in the whole world holding all the wealth in the world. That brings me to the topic of this post – what is the most likely wealth distribution?
I read on BBC yesterday that the richest 62 people in the world now earn as much as the poorest half, which would be about 3.5 billion people! Although there is some confusion about the methodology, it is clear that the wealth and income have been getting more and more polarized. The rich are certainly getting richer. Income inequality is more acute than ever.
大多数人 (谁都有可能看到这篇文章) 认为自己的财务站作为中产阶级, 所以你可能会觉得奇怪，我应该说，中产阶层正在消失. 但偏振光在世界的财富分布是非常真实, 并且它是在每一个社会阶层可见. 我想轶事和例子越来越逻辑和正式约前说服你.