The Mathematical Intelligencer

, Volume 32, Issue 3, pp 38–43 | Cite as

Pareto’s Law

  • Michael HardyEmail author


Income Radon Mathematical Intelligencer Total Income Pareto Distribution 
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I am happy to thank John Baxter, Daniel Velleman, and an anonymous referee for pointing out things that could be said more clearly, Larry Gray and Charlie Geyer for some useful comments, and Ezra Miller for his LaTeXspertise.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of MathematicsUniversity of MinnesotaMinneapolisUSA

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