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The Great Leveler: Violence and the History of Inequality from the Stone Age to the Twenty-First Century

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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 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 ...

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0691165025

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9780691165028

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The Great Leveler: Violence and the History of Inequality from the Stone Age to the Twenty-First Century
2018, Princeton University Press, Princeton

ISBN-13: 9780691183251

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The Great Leveler: Violence and the History of Inequality from the Stone Age to the Twenty-First Century
2017, Princeton University Press, Princeton

ISBN-13: 9780691165028

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The Great Leveler: Violence and the History of Inequality from the Stone Age to the Twenty-First Century
2017, Tantor Audio, Old Saybrook

ISBN-13: 9781541464131

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