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The Resource The haves and the have-nots : a brief and idiosyncratic history of global inequality, Branko Milanovic

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

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The haves and the have-nots : a brief and idiosyncratic history of global inequality
Title
The haves and the have-nots
Title remainder
a brief and idiosyncratic history of global inequality
Statement of responsibility
Branko Milanovic
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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 Mr. Darcy really was; how much Anna Karenina gained by falling in love; how wealthy ancient Romans compare to today's super-rich; where in Kenyan income distribution was Obama's grandfather; how we should think about Marxism in a modern world; and how location where one is born determines his wealth. He goes beyond mere entertainment to explain why inequality matters, how it damages our economic prospects, and how it can threaten the foundations of the social order that we take for granted.--From publisher description
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Milanović, Branko
Dewey number
339.2
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
HC79.I5
LC item number
M547 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Income distribution
  • Wealth
  • Poverty
Label
The haves and the have-nots : a brief and idiosyncratic history of global inequality, Branko Milanovic
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 235-246) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
ocm435418505
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xiv, 258 pages
Isbn
9780465019748
Lccn
2010029295
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)435418505
  • (Sirsi) a1108248
Label
The haves and the have-nots : a brief and idiosyncratic history of global inequality, Branko Milanovic
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 235-246) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
ocm435418505
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xiv, 258 pages
Isbn
9780465019748
Lccn
2010029295
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)435418505
  • (Sirsi) a1108248

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