Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Supervillains and the Gini Coefficient

A new blog post, coming after a bit of a hiatus, usually begins with acknowledging that very fact. And building upon it.

So, thanks to SMBC and KC, I learnt about the Gini coefficient: a measure of the uniformity of distribution of wealth in a country. This graph essentially measures the uniformity --- or lack thereof --- of the distribution of a nation's wealth among its population. The following graph, taken from Wikipedia, shows that India does not do too badly...depending upon your point of view of course.

For more, look up its entry in Wikipedia.

Building stuff is boring. Much better to simply change the topic.