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The Great Leveler

Author : Walter Scheidel
ISBN : 9781400884605
Genre : History
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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 inequality never dies peacefully. Inequality declines when carnage and disaster strike and increases when peace and stability return. The Great Leveler is the first book to chart the crucial role of violent shocks in reducing inequality over the full sweep of human history around the world. Ever since humans began to farm, herd livestock, and pass on their assets to future generations, economic inequality has been a defining feature of civilization. Over thousands of years, only violent events have significantly lessened inequality. The "Four Horsemen" of leveling—mass-mobilization warfare, transformative revolutions, state collapse, and catastrophic plagues—have repeatedly destroyed the fortunes of the rich. Scheidel identifies and examines these processes, from the crises of the earliest civilizations to the cataclysmic world wars and communist revolutions of the twentieth century. Today, the violence that reduced inequality in the past seems to have diminished, and that is a good thing. But it casts serious doubt on the prospects for a more equal future. An essential contribution to the debate about inequality, The Great Leveler provides important new insights about why inequality is so persistent—and why it is unlikely to decline anytime soon.

God The Economist

Author : M. Douglas Meeks
ISBN : 145141336X
Genre : Religion
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God does not appear in the modern market. For most economists this is as it should be. It is in no way necessary, according to modern economic theory, to consider God when thinking about economy. Indeed, the absence of God in economic matters is viewed as necessary to the great advances in modern economy. The difficulty with modern market economies, however, is that human livelihood is also left out of the theory and practice of the market economy. ?"I propose to bring the church's teaching about God, the doctrine of the Trinity, to bear on the masked connections between God and economy. I will treat the Trinity as the way of understanding what the Bible calls the 'economy of God.'?

The Economist

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ISBN : UOM:39015016711437
Genre : Commerce
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The Economist Style Guide

Author : The Economist
ISBN : 9781782830917
Genre : Reference
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Clear writing is the key to clear thinking. So think what you want to say, then say it as simply as possible. That's the thinking that underpins this much-loved guide, and the mantra for anyone wanting to communicate with the clarity, style and precision for which The Economist is renowned. The Economist Style Guide guides the reader through the pleasures and pitfalls of English usage. It offers advice on the consistent use of punctuation, abbreviations and capital letters, identifies common errors and clichés and contains an exhaustive range of reference material - covering everything from business ratios to mathematical symbols and common Latin phrases. It also tackles the key differences between British and American English. But this is no ordinary guide to English usage. It has a wit, verve and flair which make it much more than a simple work of reference. Here are just some examples: - anticipate does not mean expect. Jack and Jill expected to marry; if they anticipated marriage, only Jill might find herself expectant. - Take care with between. To fall between two stools, however painful, is grammatically acceptable. To fall between the cracks is to challenge the laws of physics. - critique is a noun. If you want a verb, try criticise. - use words with care. If This door is alarmed, does its hair stand on end? The Economist Style Guide is required reading for anyone who wants to communicate with style.

The Economist Book Of Obituaries

Author : Keith Colqhoun
ISBN : UOM:39015079206655
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The obituaries that appear in The Economist are remarkable because of the unpredictable selection of people to be written about, the surprising lives they led - and also for the style in which the obituary is written. Ann Wroe, the current obituaries editor, says she likes to "get the essence" right away. Discovering Arthur Miller had been a carpenter made her realise how beautifully crafted his plays were, and after Hunter Thompson committed suicide his obituary began "There were always way too many guns around at Hunter S. Thompson's farm." The Economist's obituary column was introduced in 1995 and the selection of over 200 obituaries for this book ranges far and wide to include Jean Bedel Bokassa and Pope John Paul II, Jean Baudrillard and Syd Barrett, Pamela Harriman and Harry Oppenheimer, Estee Lauder and Ingmar Bergman, Bip (the mime artist, Marcel Marceau) and Alex the African Grey (science's best-known parrot).

The Economist

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ISBN : PRNC:32101078169636
Genre : Real estate business
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The Economist As Preacher And Other Essays

Author : George J. Stigler
ISBN : 0226774317
Genre : Business & Economics
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The Economist And General Adviser

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ISBN : HARVARD:RSM8QI
Genre : Agriculture
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The Economist Atlas

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ISBN : UCSD:31822004863924
Genre : Travel
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Capital Currency And Banking A Ser Of Articles Publ In The Economist

Author : James Wilson
ISBN : OXFORD:591061070
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