Distribution of Lives provides a completely new, highly-precise method for probing income distribution from the very lowest to the very highest incomes. It provides solutions not seen before. Dilives (Distribution of Lives) illustrates the profound adverse impact of maldistribution on individuals and the economy as a whole. If you ever needed ammunition to support your case that an equitable income distribution is essential, you will find it here. Within Dilives you will find surprises and a story not told elsewhere. The prevailing economic theories that financial and monetary manipulations can be corrective in spite of maldistribution are proven wrong. It is perilous to presuppose that such theories can produce a thriving economy when the majority have plainly been harmed to benefit the few. Even if one were to have unstoppable misanthropic tendencies, Dilives is so plainly clear and obvious that pure pragmatism mandates fixes. The book is not about whining. It is about answers, reasons, and demonstrations. The unabridged Distribution of Lives is 345 pages (excluding appendix and endnotes); the condensed version, 195 pages. The condensed version does not include Chapters 4, 5, 7, 8 and 9, which deal primarily with economics and U.S. history. Otherwise the two are identical.