Wage and capital shares in Sweden.

Spoiler: Measuring income equality in the classical way where a nation’s income is distributed between capital and labour, shows that the wage share in Sweden has increased since 1993. In order to properly measure how the capital share has developed, one must take the depreciation of the capital stock into account.

This adjustment shows that the capital income share of factual income (wage compensation + gross capital income – depreciation) decreased from 34% in 1993 to 22% in 2018.

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Graph of the day – Communist China’s sterilizations of Uighur women

In 2016, Communist China relaxed their Malthusian policy and allowed families to have two children. But all Chinese are not equal. And that applies especially to the Uighur people. Not only are they forced into concentration camps, , they are also subject to coercive methods of birth control, i.e. forced sterilization.

Birth control or genocide?

Source: Follet C. (2020). “Neo‐ Malthusianism and Coercive Population Control in China and India: Overpopulation Concerns Often Result in Coercion”. CATO Institute. Policy Analysis No. 897. July 21. 2020. https://www.cato.org/publications/policy-analysis/neo-malthusianism-coercive-population-control-china-india

 

The answer to the question above the graph is Genocide. At least according to United Nations. In Article II of the Genocide Convention, genocide is defined by acts with the

“intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnical, racial or religious group, as
such:
(a) Killing members of the group;
(b) Causing serious bodily or mental harm to members of the group;
(c) Deliberately inflicting on the group conditions of life calculated to bring about its
physical destruction in whole or in part;
(d) Imposing measures intended to prevent births within the group;
(e) Forcibly transferring children of the group to another group”

Here is a shocking account of what is going on.

 

 

Graph of the day – Why they protest in Khabarovsk

Tens of thousands of the brave citizens of Khabarovsk have taken to the streets to protest the arrest of their governor Furgal. Despite the Kremlin’s attempts to get its preferred governor elected, the people elected Frugal. Furgal who has been a thorn in the Kremlin’s eye was arrested on the 9th of July. The Kremlin claims, through its puppets in the obedient judicial system, that Furgal was involved in murders of businessmen in 2004.  

As I showed in this post, the Rule of Law has been effectively hollowed out by Putin since Yeltsin made him president. Russians do not expect the judges in their courts to follow anything but the will of Kremlin.

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Graph of the day – The risk of being arrested increases when China steps in

As mentioned by this blog here and here, the Chinese security law makes “crimes” of subversion, terrorism, and co-operation with foreigners punishable by a minimum sentence of three years. The law is “designed” so broadly and vaguely to serve the communist regime to use it to quash freedoms of speech and assembly, political dissent and an independent judiciary. Features of Hong Kong that were taken for granted allowed in Hong Kong for decades, unlike in mainland China.

On the very first day the law entered into force, the police had arrested more than 300 people  , nine of which were arrested specifically for violating the new security law. Oce Hong Kong is brought to its knees,  the Communist regime will go for Taiwan where citizens still enjoy their freedom and can exercise their civil rights without fear of being arrested.

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