The age of equality

The age of equalityThe age of equality / Richard Pomfret
Cambridge, US: Belknap Press of Harvard Univ. Press, 2011. 283 p.

In 1900 the global average life expectancy at birth was thirty-one years. By 2000 it was sixty-six. Yet, alongside unprecedented improvements in longevity and material well-being, the twentieth century also saw the rise of fascism and communism and a second world war followed by a cold war. This book tells the story of the battles between economic systems that defined the last century and created today’s world.