Book Review - The Haves and the Have-Nots - By Branko Milanovic - The New York TimesI liked this book. Short, many facts. The stuff about the EU vs US gini coefficient was interesting coefficient about the same, but in EU much more inquality between states. Below is a This is one of the most delightful short economics books I have read--and certainly the most delightful on the topic of inequality.
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The Haves and the Have-Nots
This short book of has a very interesting structure. It contains sections discussing respectively, inequality within nations Unequal People , inequality between countries Unequal countries and finally the combination of the two Unequal World. Each section contains an main essay followed by a series of Vignettes which highlight issues raised in the essay and interesting consequences. I found the wide varieties of topics covered in the Vignettes fascinating as these covered aspects of inequality that I have never previously been aware of. For a short read, this book covers a lot of ground. The author does not take any particular point of view and just states the facts. This Vignettes analyses Rawls's position of illegal migration from the second these books.
Who needs to keep up with the Joneses? What people really care about is keeping up with the Rockefellers. Written by the World Bank economist and development specialist Branko Milanovic, this survey of income distribution past and present is constructed as a sort of textbook-almanac hybrid. But as more advanced technologies become available and enable workers to differentiate their skills, a gulf between rich and poor becomes possible. This section also gingerly approaches the contentious debate over whether inequality is good or bad for economic growth, but ultimately quibbles with the question itself. In his second and third essays, Milanovic switches to his obvious passion: inequality around the world. These sections encourage readers to better appreciate their own living standards and to think more skeptically about who is responsible for their success.
Reviewed by Darrell Delamaide Just how rich is Mr. Branko Milanovic playfully considers that situation and others like it in a thoughtful new book that comes to grips with a much weightier topic, involving one of the biggest issues of our time: the inequality of incomes. Milanovic, the lead economist in the research division of the World Bank, has spent a career compiling and analyzing income data from every corner of the planet. He distills his broad learning in a book that is lucid if not always easy, and, at pages of text, is brief as advertised. The Haves and the Have-Nots is also, as advertised, idiosyncratic. Sandwiched between three long essays that comprise the book are a number of entertaining vignettes that explore questions readers might not have thought to ask. Through his analysis, we come to understand, for example, just how wealthy Mr.