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The Resource The great escape: health, wealth, and the origins of inequality

The great escape: health, wealth, and the origins of inequality

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The great escape: health, wealth, and the origins of inequality
Title
The great escape: health, wealth, and the origins of inequality
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Language
eng
Summary
The world is a better place than it used to be. People are healthier, wealthier, and live longer. Yet the escapes from destitution by so many has left gaping inequalities between people and nations. This book tells the story of how, beginning 250 years ago, some parts of the world experienced sustained progress, opening up gaps and setting the state for today's disproportionately unequal world. It takes an in-depth look at the historical and ongoing patterns behind the health and wealth of nations, and addresses what needs to be done to help those left behind. The author describes vast innovations and wrenching setbacks: the successes of antibiotics, pest control, vaccinations, and clean water on the one hand, and disastrous famines and the HIV/AIDS epidemic on the other. He examines the United States, a nation that has prospered but is today experiencing slower growth and increasing inequality. He also considers how economic growth in India and China has improved the lives of more than a billion people. The author argues that international aid has been ineffective and even harmful. He suggests alternative efforts - including reforming incentives to drug companies and lifting trade restrictions - that will allow the developing world to bring about its own Great Escape
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Deaton, A
Geographic coverage
International
Index
no index present
Language note
English
Literary form
non fiction
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  • economic development
  • inequality
  • income tax
  • globalization
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The great escape: health, wealth, and the origins of inequality
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Publication
Extent
xv, 360 p.
Isbn
9780691153544
Label
The great escape: health, wealth, and the origins of inequality
Publication
Extent
xv, 360 p.
Isbn
9780691153544

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