A really thought provoking podcast topic over at Freaknomics on a much debated topic – are the rich really less generous than the poor.

Are the Rich Really Less Generous Than the Poor?

There have been multiple tests and studies that have been conducted on this topic over many years. With a dramatic increase in income inequality, recent opinion seems to have shifted towards the point of view that the rich are indeed less generous. The podcast attempts to point out that might not really be the case.

What the podcast really achieves is in pointing out just how difficult setting up such tests are – there are so many factors to consider and how arriving at conclusions are much more complicated than they actually appear.