There is a very good article published in the Malay Mail over the weekend.[1] It is about the brisk sales of high-end cars like BMW and Mercedes in Malaysia while entry-level, compact cars like Perodua are doing badly, and the consumption pattern in the economy by income levels. [The divergence car sales by prices are part of […]

Wealth inequality can be worrying. That does not mean all wealth inequalities are worrying. The concern for inequality in this sense is overblown. Up the Gini coefficient and the trumpet is blown to sound the alarm without accounting for its context. One out of a few ways wealth inequality can be worrying is when a small fraction […]

I am willing to admit that extreme wealth inequality might be undesirable in building a stable society. Extreme inequality could create unnecessary tension in a society that could in turn bring about disregard for property rights. In spite of that, I am unconcerned with the current state of wealth inequality in Malaysia. Regardless of my […]