Friday, September 9, 2011

New Arrival: The haves and the have-nots : a brief and idiosyncratic history of global inequality

World Bank economist Branko Milanovic takes a whack at a constant personal and growing global concern, using emerging historical and new data.

Examined are Mr. Darcy and Libby, Bill Gates vs. Nero the bad roman emperor, and Anna Karenina, in a string of vignettes reviewers cheerfully described as “humorous,” “delightful,” or “quirky,” as well as authoritative.

Likely to be one of the more enjoyable writings in the Dismal Science on our shelves this year, I was pleased to realize it would apply to a good handful of departmental course offerings.

– Joseph Chmura, Library Liaison to Economics

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