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The haves and the have-nots : a brief and idiosyncratic history of global inequality

Author: Branko Milanović
Publisher: New York : Basic Books, ©2011.
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One of the world's leading experts on wealth, poverty, and the gap that separates them, explains how wealth is unevenly spread throughout our world, now and through time. Economist Branko Milanovic uses history, literature and stories straight out of today's newspapers, to discuss one of the major divisions in our social lives: between the haves and the have-nots. He reveals just how rich Elizabeth Bennet's suitor  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Nonfiction
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Branko Milanović
ISBN: 9780465019748 0465019749 9780465031412 0465031412
OCLC Number: 435418505
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.
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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 Read more...

 
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