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Pareto’s Law

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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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Hardy, M. Pareto’s Law. Math Intelligencer 32, 38–43 (2010). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00283-010-9159-2

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Keywords

  • Income
  • Radon
  • Mathematical Intelligencer
  • Total Income
  • Pareto Distribution