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The Divide: A Brief Guide to Global Inequality and its Solutions
by Jason Hickel
Nov. 3, 2017 - Nov. 3, 2017

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Hickel, J. (2017). The Divide: A Brief Guide to Global Inequality and its Solutions. William Heinemann.


William Heinemann, 2017. 368 pages.

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p.234
land grab »
the buying or leasing of large pieces of land b...
p.222
Manichaeism »
an ancient religious movement that has to do wi...
p.169
spatial fix »
(in the context of capitalist crisis) avoiding ...
p.168
temporal fix »
one way of addressing overaccumulation in capit...
p.76
primitive accumulation »
a economic theory relating to the origin of cap...
p.286
clean energy is not enough
So the problem isn't just the type of energy we...
p.282
Stiglitz on Goodhart's law
[...] As Joseph Stiglitz put it, 'What we measu...
p.265
exempt from the patent system altogether
[...] there is a strong case to be made that th...
p.259
the moral framing of debt
Some NGOs have called for debt 'relief' or even...
p.256
charity as a mask for exploitation
[...] food aid from the West, for example, is c...

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Preface
Beginnings

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Preface
Beginnings

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The Development Delusion

mentions Rostow's The Stages of Economic Growth (published 1960) which he advertised as a 'non-communist manifesto' and which was eagerly eaten up by the West, since it absolved them of responsibility for the growing North-South divide. it wasn't quite so accepted by the developing world, who (inspired by Marxist and postcolonial thought) were turning to protectionist/redistributionist policies instead--the same policies that Western nations themselves used at some point

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The Development Delusion

mentions Rostow's The Stages of Economic Growth (published 1960) which he advertised as a 'non-communist manifesto' and which was eagerly eaten up by the West, since it absolved them of responsibility for the growing North-South divide. it wasn't quite so accepted by the developing world, who (inspired by Marxist and postcolonial thought) were turning to protectionist/redistributionist policies instead--the same policies that Western nations themselves used at some point

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The End of Poverty . . . Has Been Postponed

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The End of Poverty . . . Has Been Postponed

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Where Did Poverty Come From? A Creation Story

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Where Did Poverty Come From? A Creation Story

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From Colonialism to the Coup

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From Colonialism to the Coup

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Debt and the Economics of Planned Misery

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Debt and the Economics of Planned Misery

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Free Trade and the Rise of the Virtual Senate

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Free Trade and the Rise of the Virtual Senate

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Seven
Plunder in the 21st Century

good explanation of trade misinvoicing (p224-225): basically the corporation in the poorer nation pretends to be paying more for goods and services than it really is (thus lowering taxable amount), but instead of that money going to a legitimate supplier it just gets stashed in a tax haven. In 2013, it accounted for $879 billion (80% of "illicit outflaws" from developing countries). trade mispricing is a subset of this (when prices reported on an invoice are much higher than they should be acc to the market), but in 1994 the WTO ruled that customs officials have to accept the prices at face value (when previously they have been able to dispute them)

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Plunder in the 21st Century

good explanation of trade misinvoicing (p224-225): basically the corporation in the poorer nation pretends to be paying more for goods and services than it really is (thus lowering taxable amount), but instead of that money going to a legitimate supplier it just gets stashed in a tax haven. In 2013, it accounted for $879 billion (80% of "illicit outflaws" from developing countries). trade mispricing is a subset of this (when prices reported on an invoice are much higher than they should be acc to the market), but in 1994 the WTO ruled that customs officials have to accept the prices at face value (when previously they have been able to dispute them)

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From Charity to Justice

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From Charity to Justice

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The Necessary Madness of Imagination

mentions the Genuine Progress Indicator as a better alternative to GDP, and a campaigning group called Positive Money which aims to restore sovereignty of national govts when it comes to issuing money (as opposed to relying on bank-provided debt)

also talks about the advertising industry as another sort of 'fix' for over-accumulation: convince people that they need to consume more, and bam, new markets

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The Necessary Madness of Imagination

mentions the Genuine Progress Indicator as a better alternative to GDP, and a campaigning group called Positive Money which aims to restore sovereignty of national govts when it comes to issuing money (as opposed to relying on bank-provided debt)

also talks about the advertising industry as another sort of 'fix' for over-accumulation: convince people that they need to consume more, and bam, new markets

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