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The Divide

Global Inequality from Conquest to Free Markets

Jason Hickel

More than four billion people—some 60 percent of humanity—live in debilitating poverty, on less than $5 per day. The standard narrative tells us this crisis is a natural phenomenon, having to do with things like climate and geography and culture. It tells us that all we have to do is give a bit of aid here and there to help poor countries up the de...
Publish Date
2018-02-13T00:00:00.000Z
2018-02-13T00:00:00.000Z
First Published in 2017
Goodreads rating
4.65
ISBN
9780393651362
Recommendations
2
Recommendations
2019-08-31T19:22:16.000Z
I implore you to read this book. It’s like opening your eyes after getting unplugged from the matrix. It’s bright and jarring at first, but you’ll want to know.      source
2021-05-19T15:50:46.000Z
China was the world's largest economy before 1850 and in 1800 had a standard of living on a par with Europe. Maybe read some books about colonialism? Mike Davis on Late Victorian Holocausts and Jason Hickel's 'The Divide' good places to start.      source