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The Resource The divide : global inequality from conquest to free markets, Jason Hickel

The divide : global inequality from conquest to free markets, Jason Hickel

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The divide : global inequality from conquest to free markets
Title
The divide
Title remainder
global inequality from conquest to free markets
Statement of responsibility
Jason Hickel
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"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 climate, geography, and culture. It tells us all we have to do is give aid to help poor countries up the development ladder. If poor countries would only adopt the right institutions and economic policies, they could join the ranks of the rich world. Anthropologist Jason Hickel argues that this story ignores the broader political forces at play. Global poverty--and the growing inequality between the rich countries of Europe and North America and the poor ones of Africa, Asia, and South America--has come about because the global economy has been designed over the course of five centuries to favor the interests of the most powerful nations. Global inequality is not natural, inevitable, or accidental. To close the divide, Hickel proposes dramatic action rooted in real justice: abolishing debt burdens in the global South, democratizing the institutions of global governance, and rolling out an international minimum wage, among other steps. Only then will we have a chance at a world built on equal footing."--Jacket flap
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1982-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hickel, Jason
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Equality
  • Globalization
  • Economic history
Label
The divide : global inequality from conquest to free markets, Jason Hickel
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Publication
Copyright
Note
"First published [in 2017] by The Random House Group Ltd in Great Britain under the title The Divide : A Brief Guide to Global Inequality and its Solutions"--title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 287-328) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface. Beginnings -- Part one. The divide -- The development delusion -- The end of poverty...has been postponed -- Part two. Concerning violence -- Where did poverty come from? A creation story -- From colonialism to the coup -- Part three. The new colonialism -- Debt and the economics of planned misery -- Free trade and the rise of the virtual senate -- Plunder in the 21st century -- Part four. Closing the divide -- From charity to justice -- The necessary madness of imagination
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
344 pages
Isbn
9780393651362
Lccn
2017052787
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)988282561
  • (OCoLC)ocn988282561
  • 935283
Label
The divide : global inequality from conquest to free markets, Jason Hickel
Publication
Copyright
Note
"First published [in 2017] by The Random House Group Ltd in Great Britain under the title The Divide : A Brief Guide to Global Inequality and its Solutions"--title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 287-328) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface. Beginnings -- Part one. The divide -- The development delusion -- The end of poverty...has been postponed -- Part two. Concerning violence -- Where did poverty come from? A creation story -- From colonialism to the coup -- Part three. The new colonialism -- Debt and the economics of planned misery -- Free trade and the rise of the virtual senate -- Plunder in the 21st century -- Part four. Closing the divide -- From charity to justice -- The necessary madness of imagination
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
344 pages
Isbn
9780393651362
Lccn
2017052787
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)988282561
  • (OCoLC)ocn988282561
  • 935283

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