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    • The Great Escape

    • Health, Wealth, and the Origins of Inequality
    • By: Angus Deaton
    • Narrated by: Matthew Brenher
    • Length: 12 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The world is a better place than it used to be. People are healthier, wealthier, and live longer. Yet the escapes from destitution by so many has left gaping inequalities between people and nations. In The Great Escape, Angus Deaton - one of the foremost experts on economic development and on poverty - tells the remarkable story of how, beginning 250 years ago, some parts of the world experienced sustained progress, opening up gaps and setting the stage for today's disproportionately unequal world.

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    • Most accessible despite the seriousness of the topic

    • By Chris on 06-13-16

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    • The Threat of Inequality

    • By: Angus Deaton
    • Narrated by: Jef Holbrook
    • Length: 14 mins
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    Today’s world is full of threats. Two of the great bulwarks of our recent prosperity - the postwar European project and a (reasonably) well-functioning democracy in the US - are under siege. Waves of refugees from the civil war in Syria are engulfing Europe and stretching to breaking the long-standing generosity of northern Europeans toward those in distress.

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    • Earth 2.0: What Would Our Economy Look Like?

    • By: Stephen J. Dubner, Angus Deaton, Jeff Sachs
    • Length: 41 mins
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    If we could reboot the planet and create new systems and institutions from scratch, would they be any better than what we've blundered our way into through trial and error?

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    • The US Can No Longer Hide From Its Deep Poverty Problem

    • By: Angus Deaton
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 7 mins
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    People might think that the kind of extreme poverty that would concern a global organization like the United Nations has long vanished in this country. Yet the special rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, Philip Alston, recently made and reported on an investigative tour of the United States.

    "The US Can No Longer Hide From Its Deep Poverty Problem" is from the January 24, 2018 Opinion section of The New York Times. It was written by Angus Deaton and narrated by Kristi Burns.

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