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The great leveler: violence and the history of inequality from the stone age to the twenty-first century by Walter Scheidel

Overview: How only violence and catastrophes have consistently reduced inequality throughout world history. Are mass violence and catastrophes the only forces that can seriously decrease economic inequality? To judge by thousands of years of history, the answer is yes. Tracing the global history of inequality from the Stone Age to today, Walter Scheidel shows that …
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Working for the Few

Oxfam has just published the report “Working for the Few: Political capture and economic inequality.” According to the study almost half of the world’s wealth is now owned by just one percent of the population, and seven out of ten people live in countries where economic inequality has increased in the last 30 years. The …
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