The Divide: A Brief Guide to Global Inequality and its Solutions
· The richest eight people control more wealth than the poorest half of the world combined.
Drawing on pioneering research and years of first-hand experience, The Divide tracks the evolution of global inequality – from the expeditions of Christopher Columbus to the present day – offering revelatory answers to some of humanity’s greatest problems. It is a provocative, urgent and ultimately uplifting account of how the world works, and how it can change for the better.
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TWO The End of Poverty Has Been Postponed
THREE Where Did Poverty Come From? A Creation Story
FOUR From Colonialism to the Coup
FIVE Debt and the Economics of Planned Misery
SIX Free Trade and the Rise of the Virtual Senate
SEVEN Plunder in the 21st Century
EIGHT From Charity to Justice
NINE The Necessary Madness of Imagination