Talk:Corrado Gini

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Hello. This article is something of a copyvio, I'm afraid. In large part it's just of list of Gini's accomplishments. That's great, and not a problem. However, there are passages reproduced near-verbatim from [1], such as:

In this thorough work he discusses the sex ratio at birth; beginning with an exposition of past theories, he proceeds through existing statistical information, new hypotheses suggested by this material, and verifiable consequences to be drawn from these hypotheses to a final check of theory against the statistical data.

and

This he organised as a single, co-ordinating centre for all the official statistical services of Italy.

There are some other such phrases which are changed very slightly from the Metron bio. I don't think this counts as fair use.

I guess I'm inclined to simply identify the material which is minimally paraphrased & remove it. I guess I could probably also just replace it with a suitable (non-minimal) paraphrase. -- In general, though, it would be best to write articles from scratch, rather than trying to skirt around copyright issues. Happy editing, Wile E. Heresiarch 02:43, 27 Mar 2004 (UTC)

Gini was also a leading fascist theorist. There should be more in the article about that. AndyL 05:30, 18 Apr 2004 (UTC)

Gini and Fascism[edit]

The March 16, 2015 issue of The New Yorker magazine has an article on income inequality in the United States, called "Richer and Poorer" by Jill Lepore. In it, Corrado Gini and his "Gini Index" is referred to and described. The following paragraph is a quotation from the article which refers to his fascist connections:

"Corrado Gini, he of the Gini index, was a numbers man, at a time when statistics had become a modern science. In 1925, four years after Gini wrote “Measurement of Inequality of Incomes,” he signed the “Manifesto of Fascist Intellectuals” (he was the only statistician to do so) and was soon running the Presidential Commission for the Study of Constitutional Reforms. As Jean-Guy Prévost reported in “A Total Science: Statistics in Liberal and Fascist Italy” (2009), Gini’s work was so closely tied to the Fascist state that, in 1944, after the regime fell, he was tried for being an apologist for Fascism. In the shadow of his trial, he joined the Movimento Unionista Italiano, a political party whose objective was to annex Italy to the United States. “This would solve all of Italy’s problems,” the movement’s founder, Santi Paladino, told a reporter for Time. (“Paladino has never visited the U.S., though his wife Francesca lived 24 years in The Bronx,” the magazine noted.) But, for Gini, the movement’s purpose was to provide him with some anti-Fascist credentials." Cunningpal (talk) 20:59, 12 March 2015 (UTC)