The Haves and the Have-Nots: A Brief and Idiosyncratic History of Global Inequality
ReadHowYouWant.com, 5. stu 2010. - Broj stranica: 356
Inequality is a surprisingly slippery issue. It involves not just straightforward comparisons of individuals, but also comparisons of price and consumption differences around the world - and over time. In The Haves and the Have-Nots, Branko Milanovic, the lead economist at the World Bank's research division, approaches the issue in a new and innovative way; through stories. Milanovic reveals just how rich Elizabeth Bennet's suitor Mr. Darcy really was; how wealthy ancient Romans compare to today's super-rich (for example, Nero vs. Paris Hilton); who the richest people are today; how we should think about Marxism in a modern world; and how location factors into wealth. This bold and entertaining book teaches us not only how to think about inequality, but also why it matters and - most importantly - what we can do about it.
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LibraryThing ReviewIzvješće korisnika/ca - ohernaes - LibraryThing
I liked this book. Short, many facts. The stuff about the EU vs US gini coefficient was interesting (coefficient about the same, but in EU much more inquality between states). Recommended. Below is a ... Pročitajte cijelu recenziju
LibraryThing ReviewIzvješće korisnika/ca - nosajeel - LibraryThing
This is one of the most delightful short economics books I have read--and certainly the most delightful on the topic of inequality. The book covers three types of inequality: inequality of people ... Pročitajte cijelu recenziju
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