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The Thermo-Economic 'Progress' of Social/Global Poverty


  • Ternyik, Stephen I.


The statistical method, based on physical and observable quantities, can very precisely describe universal patterns of human progress and poverty, in terms of money, energy and wealth distribution over time. This research proposal points to the non-natural root cause of all social inequalities in the empirical history of human civilization and possible economic remedies. Poverty is not a natural phenomenon, but the economic result of the human privatization of nature.

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  • Ternyik, Stephen I., 2016. "The Thermo-Economic 'Progress' of Social/Global Poverty," MPRA Paper 75067, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  • Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:75067

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    1. Anand Banerjee & Victor M. Yakovenko, 2009. "Universal patterns of inequality," Papers 0912.4898,, revised Apr 2010.
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    rent; capital; thermo-economics; economic cycles; singularity; progress; poverty;
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