31 minutes | Aug 25, 2020

All Things Being Equal

"Those who forget history are doomed to repeat it." Lately, it seems like our society is attempting to replace truth with power, forgetting that all other societies that have done this have failed miserably. One of the worst features of our society, we are told, is wealth inequality. But, what is the historical truth about wealth inequality? Drawing inspiration from Walter Scheidel's book, The Great Leveler: Violence and the History of Inequality, we explore the history of wealth inequality and discuss how the cure has tended to be far worse than the disease. To support Context and access bonus episodes, join me on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/context Learn more at https://bradharris.com 
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