Worldview: March 21, 2018 | WBEZ
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Worldview Podcast

Walter Scheidel: From Stone Age To Now, Only Violence Ends Economic Inequality

On today's show:

Stanford professor Walter Scheidel’s book, The Great Leveler: Violence and the History of Inequality from the Stone Age to the Twenty-First Century, suggests that only violent moments in history have flattened inequality. Political economist Jeffrey Winters, director of Northwestern University’s Equality Development and Globalization Studies program, joins him for a discussion on whether there’s any way to flatten inequality without violence.

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