The Only Conquerors of Inequality are the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse

One of the most provocative — and most disturbing — of this year’s economics books is “The Great Leveler.” Its historian/author Walter Scheidel argues that economic inequality is not only inevitable, but that whenever inequality has been reduced, the reasons forcing inequality down have been nothing short of horrific. We interviewed Scheidel at his Stanford University office. We’ll let him tell the rest of the grim story himself.

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