Books in brief

Books in brief

Nature 506, 7487 (2014). doi:10.1038/506157a

Author: Barbara Kiser

Bloody revolutions, policy upheavals and a deluge of social-science theories have been sparked by social inequality. So how porous is the class divide? Not very, reveals economic historian Gregory Clark in this audacious study based on tracking family names through history. Examining names in areas

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