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Income and wealth inequality from the Stone Age to the present (HISTORY 12N)

CLASSICS
12N

Rising inequality is a defining feature of our time. How long has economic inequality existed, and when, how and why has the gap between haves and have-nots widened or narrowed over the course of history? This seminar takes a very long-term view of these questions. It is designed to help you appreciate dynamics and complexities that are often obscured by partisan controversies and short-term perspectives, and to provide solid historical background for a better understanding of a growing societal concern.

Grading: 
Letter (ABCD/NP)
Requirements: 
WAY-SI