The Economic Impact of Plague in Walter Scheidel’s Book, “The Great Leveler”

By the bioMérieux Connection Editors The Walton family, founder of Walmart, owns more wealth than 42 percent of American families combined, according to Scientific American. Three years ago, Scientific American reported that the top 20 percent of U.S. households own more than 84 percent of the nation’s wealth, while the bottom 40 percent own only …