Richard Pomfret

 

On his book The Age of Equality: The Twentieth Century in Economic Perspective

Cover Interview of January 05, 2012

A close-up

The first three pages of the Preface set the scene.  If you are in a bookstore that allows more leisurely browsing the thirteen-page Introduction sets out the principal arguments—this is not a mystery book.  The first eight chapters connect the dots in 172 pages, with more details and evidence in the endnotes.  The final chapter presents the more speculative case for the Age of Fraternity.