Income Inequality, As Seen from the Tree Tops

Thursday, June 14, 2012

We talk a lot about economic indicators on our show; from what the sales of Big Macs say about the economy to how gas prices are reflected in our frequency of driving.

But today, we’re looking at the economy from a slightly different perspective: from the tree-tops, both literally and figuratively.

Tim De Chant is an environmental journalist. His blog is called Per Square Mile, and it currently features his project called “Income Inequality, As Seen from Space.”

Guests:

Tim De Chant

Produced by:

Kristen Meinzer

Comments [2]

listener

Why say "income inequality" but not production inequality?

Jun. 14 2012 11:48 AM
jeremy from royal oak,mi

I totally agree with Tim De Chant. I work with Google Earth every day at work and have seen this phenomenon. When my wife and I were looking to buy a home I used this method to find the nicer neighborhoods. It's fascinating.

Jun. 14 2012 08:51 AM

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