. Income Inequality
Back to the critics above, let us reasonably assume that Meles used a random sampling technique to extract data in his calculation of Ethiopia’s Gini. He collected these data based on the economics principle of keeping all other factors constant. Let us also assume that Meles by this did not consider policy, geographic, social, political, etc, factors. He then computed his data into a Gini Coefficients and found out that it was for that year by comparing against the data of some base year. The interpretation of his finding shows that Ethiopia’s Gini is quite different from many other economies. It shows that Ethiopia did not face exaggerated income inequality at its growth up-break and take-off. With these findings disclosed, what should the duty of a concerned economist be?