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|ISBN:||9780465019748 0465019749 9780465031412 0465031412|
|Description:||xiv, 258 p. : ill., maps ; 22 cm.|
|Contents:||Unequal people : inequality among individuals within a nation. Romance and riches ; Anna Vronskaya? ; Who was the richest person ever? ; How unequal was the Roman Empire? ; Was socialism egalitarian? ; In what Parisian arrondissement should you live in the thirteenth century and today? ; Who gains from fiscal redistribution? ; Can several countries exist in one? Will China survive in 2048? ; Two students of inequality : Vilfredo Pareto and Simon Kuznets --
Unequal nations : inequality among countries in the world. Why was Marx led astray? ; How unequal is today's world? ; How much of your income is determined at birth? ; Should the whole world be composed of gated communities? ; Who are the Harraga? ; The three generations of Obamas ; Did the world become more unequal during deglobalization? --
Unequal world : inequality among citizens in the world. Where in the global income distribution are you? ; Does the world have a middle class? ; How different are the United States and the European Union? ; Why are Asia and Latin America mirror images of each other? ; Do you want to know the winner before the game begins? ; Income inequality and the Global Financial Crisis ; Did colonizers exploit as much as they could? ; Why was Rawls indifferent to global inequality? ; Geopolitics in light of (or enlightened by) economics.
"New York Times Book Review""""[A]n eclectic book on inequality.... [Milanovic's] colorful vignettes...are almost uniformly delightful. No matter where you are on the income ladder, Milanovic's
- Income distribution -- History.
- Wealth -- History.
- Poverty -- History.
- Soziale Ungleichheit.