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Friday, October 24, 2014

What If Your Humanitarian Donations Are Making Things Worse?

Martha C. Nussbaum reviews The Great Escape: Health, Wealth, and the Origins of Inequality, by Angus Deaton, at The New Republic.
"... Deaton proves an engaging and sure-footed guide to the 'endless dance between progress and inequality' that is humanity’s history, particularly in recent years. Income and health have improved almost everywhere since World War II; there is not a single country where infant and child mortality is not lower than it was in 1950. And yet inequality is famously skyrocketing even within the richer countries."
(via University of Chicago Magazine)

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