The story we have been telling ourselves about our origins is wrong, and perpetuates the idea of inevitable social inequality. David Graeber and David Wengrow
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THORSTEIN VEBLEN, an economist who dabbled in sociology, reckoned that the best-off members of a community established the standards that everyone else followed. Less-well-to-do individuals, he reckoned, tried to emulate the well-off and signal their worth through things like "conspicuous consumption" or "conspicuous leisure".
After two decades of democracy, economic inequality in South Africa remains very high. Survey comparability issues make analysing trends tricky, but it is clear that overall income inequality has not fallen
Per uscire dalla crisi bisogna ridurre le disuguaglianze: solo così, infatti, ripartono i consumi. Ma questo governo non vuole o non può farlo, anche perché è in ostaggio dei berlusconidi)
In the mid-19th Century, two devastating floods of the Yellow River, and the famine that followed, ravaged northeastern China.