Posts Tagged ‘ranking’

New Zealand – unequal and rising

Written By: - Date published: 8:19 am, December 7th, 2011 - 62 comments

The OECD has a report out blasting increasing income inequality, and saying trickle down doesn’t work for wealth or social mobility. New Zealand had the greatest increase in inequality in the Western World. So what are we going to do to fix it?

We don’t know how lucky we are

Written By: - Date published: 10:59 am, October 31st, 2010 - 27 comments

There was in interesting snippet in The Herald on Thursday: “NZ scores fifth place in world prosperity stakes”.  Not much detail, so it was good to see a follow up on Saturday with a lot more detail.  Take home message – we don’t know how lucky we are!

Playing with rankings

Written By: - Date published: 2:32 am, December 8th, 2008 - 8 comments

Since the 16th of November, I’ve been running an experiment with the Alexa ranking system to look at the site sensitivity in rankings from what is hopefully a single new person using it. This is one of the factors used by Tumeke and Halfdone‘s rankings. So I was interested in how much it would affect […]

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