Global Inequality Map: a Major Cause of Conflict

Always interesting to see a map of the world with inequality shown and mentally think about how much conflict there is in the unequal countries, including gun deaths in the US which is now joining the most unequal club. China is of course very unequal and has rising levels of local disorder. It remains to be seen if this translates into any major change or threat to system wide stability:

For an explanation of the GINI coefficient see: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gini_coefficient

Roughly put, a GINI index of 0.0 is everyone gets the same and a GINI Index of 1.0 Bill Gates or whoever gets everything. Sometimes the latter is show as 100.

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About creativeconflictwisdom

I spent 32 years in a Fortune Five company working on conflict: organizational, labor relations and senior management. I have consulted in a dozen different business sectors and the US Military. I work with a local environmental non profit. I have written a book on the neuroscience of conflict, and its implications for conflict handling called Creative Conflict Wisdom (forthcoming).
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