The "law" of wealth concentration

Carrol Cox cbcox at
Sat Aug 19 12:22:04 PDT 2000

I can't remember where I picked up the following spcculation or how respectable the source was -- but sometime in the last 30 years I came across an estimate that throughout the history of class society the relative size of the ruling class under all conditions was about the same -- around 2%. Anyone have any comment? Substantiation? Refutation? Qualification or amendment?


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