Why is it that the richest countries in the world-those that have the highest rates of education and wealth-are also the countries with the highest levels of inequality? As long as there have been humans, there has been inequality among them. The ancients wrote poetry about it. And it has always been about more than just money. Drawing from anthropology, statistics, literature, the arts, and political science, leading policy analyst Per Molander explains the hidden forces that fuel inequality. He examines his subject across various ideological systems to discover practices that have led to more just societies, and he demonstrates how we can learn from them. In doing so, he presents a persuasive and moving case that humankind is much greater than-and capable of rising above-the inequalities it has created. Book jacket.
"For a long time, I've been violently shaking the most debated book of the spring, Thomas Piketty's Captial in the Twenty-First Century. Now, out falls the core: Per Molander's The Anatomy of Inequality."--Aftonbladet