The "law" of wealth concentration

Reese reeza at
Sun Aug 20 23:36:37 PDT 2000

At 02:22 PM 19/08/00 -0500, Carrol Cox wrote:

>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?

Right or wrong, that sounds like something I read/heard/imagined also. Somewhere.

I'd be interested in an authoritative address, also.


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