Les nouvelles économiques ont un biais en faveur des plus riches

Aux États-Unis du moins, selon cette étude.

Drawing on a large new dataset of US news content, we demonstrate that the tone of the economic news strongly and disproportionately tracks the fortunes of the richest households, with little sensitivity to income changes among the non-rich. Further, we present evidence that this pro-rich bias emerges not from pro-rich journalistic preferences but, rather, from the interaction of the media’s focus on economic aggregates with structural features of the relationship between economic growth and distribution. The findings yield a novel explanation of distributionally perverse electoral patterns and demonstrate how distributional biases in the economy condition economic accountability.

C’est sûr qu’il ne doit pas y avoir tant que ça de travailleurs au salaire minimum qui lisent le journal Les affaires.

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