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Inequality's Bright Future

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Nicolas Delalande
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Michael Behrent
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How much are promises of democratic equality worth when the material situation of the middle and working classes is stagnating or regressing? Through an implacable analysis of global inequalities, Branko Milanovic brings to light the challenges faced by the struggle for social justice in the early twenty-first century. ... In January 2019, the NGO Oxfam, to raise consciousness, announced an instructive figure: the 26 richest people of the planet own as much as humanity’s poorest half. On the one hand, 26 multibillionaires, on the other, 3.8 billion people. How did we arrive at this situation? Herein lies the merit of economist Branko Milanovic’s book—published in English in 2016 and recently translated into French—which seeks to explain this dynamic and its political consequences. [...]
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hal-03567023 , version 1 (11-02-2022)

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Nicolas Delalande, Michael Behrent. Inequality's Bright Future: About: Branko Milanovic, Inégalités mondiales. Le destin des classes moyennes, les ultra-riches et l’égalité des chances, La Découverte. Books and Ideas, 2019. ⟨hal-03567023⟩
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