...the periods of greatest inequality are also periods of bursting investment bubbles. Most recently the inequality peaks lined up very closely with the housing bubble of 2008, the dot.com bubble of 2000, and the savings-and-loan crisis of the late 1980s.
Thanks Ruth. You provide me with new researchers and different techniques.
Ruth, this is going to be a great challenge. First of all, the author is hard to read, even harder to watch. There are many videos and journal articles on econophysics available, so I have a lovely time ahead of me learning how this works. I am not a physicist, and their way of reasoning fascinates me. Ultimately, they usually do sort out ... so, thanks for the lead!