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The Haves and the Have NotsWho 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 uestions 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 t. Boring rambling and without much of a point To me the following snippet neatly encapsulates the kinds of truisms you will get from reading this bookEven if we agree on the role that globalization plays with respect to each channel whereby it affects global ineuality the contextual historical shapes of things where in the income distribution of nations the populous countries are will determine the ultimate answer There cannot be a general answer to the uestion How does globalization affect global ineuality; there can at best be only contextual answers p 156 Wow how fascinating Two hundred fifteen pages to tell me there are no easy answersIn addition the whole book is spent detailing the differing income distributions among individuals and among countries but not looking at actual uality of life He makes some adjustments for purchasing power by country but does not consider rising luxury in any detail He briefly mentions the middle class but gives little analysis of it To be fair I learned a little about measures of ineuality and how in country ineuality as well as global ineuality have risen sharply at different periods to very high levels today What I didn't learn was the significance of this or what this ineuality means to uality of life or what to do about it The best chapter is Income Ineuality and the Global Financial Crisis which actually does give some opinions and analysis Also unforgivable mutilation and misuse of a uotation To paraphrase Mark Twain the reports about the rise of the global median and even so the global middle class have been greatly exaggerated p 172 This is in no way paraphrasing Mark Twain This is taking six words from a famous statement Mark Twain made about false rumors of his death inserting them into a bland statement you want to make and using it in a context that has absolutely no relevance to the original uip

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Summary É The Haves and the Have Nots Í PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Î 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 uestions even matter In TheHrough 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 grandfat. Milanovic has a book coming out another one on ineuality But he was writing about ineuality before Piketty made it cool I read his blog posts because Thoma points them my way some time but I thought before engaging with the current work I would read this one intriguingly subtitled “A Brief and Idiosyncratic History of Global Ineuality” The book is set up as three essays that are wonkish and each essay is filled with some detailed stories to support the larger ideas behind the essays He looks at three different kinds of ineuality – that between people in the same nation; that between individual nations; and that between all the world’s citizens I think that as a popular book about economics it works very well The vignettes are enough that they can be accessible to someone with little background and they do help explain the technical aspects of the larger essays I wish scientists wrote with the skill Milanovic does here I am eagerly awaiting that new book but I’m glad I read up on the background info

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Her; 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 ineuality 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 ineuality but why we shoul. Essays are too much dry macroeconomics but the vignettes add a lot of character to the book