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The Haves and the Have-Nots: A Brief and Idiosyncratic History of Global Inequality by [Milanovic, Branko]
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*Starred Review* Milanovic defies the typical image of an economist by presenting research overlaid with humor, literary insights, and fully imagined portraits of daily life as he examines inequality across time and continents. He weighs the wealth divide between Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy of Pride and Prejudice as well as Anna Karenina’s financial prospects had she married Vronsky. He ponders John Rawls, Alexis de Tocqueville, Karl Marx, Max Weber, and others to explore theories regarding the rich and the poor. Using complicated economic models that he explains very well, Milanovic breaks down incomes to make comparisons between the haves and the have-nots within nations, between nations, and among citizens of the world. He offers vignettes that make his concepts all the more accessible and entertaining as he explains the errors of Marxism and why a person’s relative wealth is determined more by their country of origin than by their family’s wealth. Milanovic writes as much like a philosopher as an economist as he ponders the growing trend of inequality in income around the world and answers questions many readers likely ask themselves about their economic prospects. --Vanessa Bush

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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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  • File Size: 1426 KB
  • Print Length: 274 pages
  • Publisher: Basic Books (December 28, 2010)
  • Publication Date: December 28, 2010
  • Sold by: Hachette Book Group
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0047T869M
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #394,968 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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