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- Critiques of Edward Baptist
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- Did inequality cause the First World War?
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Category Archives: Inequality
Did inequality cause the First World War? Contra Hobson-Lenin-Milanovic
The “Hobson-Lenin Thesis”: Inequality, Imperialism, and the First World War In a small section in his new book, Branko Milanovic argues that the First World War was ultimately caused by income & wealth inequality within the belligerent countries, resurrecting ideas from John A. … Continue reading
Posted in Branko Milanovic, Foreign Investment, Inequality, the First Globalization, The First World War Tagged and the first world war, Branko Milanovic, capital exports, colonialism, endogenous world war 1, Hobson, Hobson-Lenin Thesis, imperialism, inequality, Lenin, The Great War, underconsumption 27 Comments
Jo Guldi’s Curiouser & Curiouser Footnotes
In The History Manifesto, historians Jo Guldi, the Hans Rothfels Assistant Professor of History at Brown, and David Armitage, the Lloyd C. Blankfein Professor of History and Chair of the History Department at Harvard, repeatedly misunderstand or misrepresent the research they disparagingly cite in … Continue reading