The Haves and the Have-Nots: A Brief and Idiosyncratic History of Global Inequality (Paperback)
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The Haves and the Have-Nots: A Brief and Idiosyncratic History of Global Inequality (Paperback)

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Published: 07/08/2012
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Who is the richest person in the world, ever? Does where you were born affect how much money you'll earn over a lifetime? How would we know? Why- beyond the idle curiosity- do these questions even matter? In The Haves and the Have-Nots , Branko Milanovic, one of the world's leading experts on wealth, poverty, and the gap that separates them, explains these and other mysteries of how wealth is unevenly spread throughout our world, now and through time. 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 economics prospects, and how it can threaten the foundations of the social order that we take for granted. Bold, engaging, and illuminating, The Haves and the Have-Nots teaches us not only how to think about inequality, but why we should.

Publisher: Basic Books
ISBN: 9780465031412
Number of pages: 280
Weight: 240 g
Dimensions: 208 x 136 x 22 mm


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"if you have the slightest interest in politics and macro-economics, you should be (in possession of the book). When Milanovic gets serious, he becomes indispensable." (Spectator) "Branko Milanovic...had a triumphantly simple idea for a popular book which will surely also become a staple of social science department reading lists..." (Times Literary Supplement)"

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