Distribution of US millionaires for the year 2000.The data points for many scientists are far to the left of this graph. (Data from ref. 2, graphed using Gnumeric.) |

whereS = k,_{B}ln(Ω)

Complementary cumulative probability distribution function for 2010 per capita global energy consumption.The exponential fit on this log-linear scale is a straight line. (Inset from fig. 3 of ref. 5.) |

Creeping Gini.The Gini coefficient of global income has nearly doubled in the last two centuries. (data from Wikipedia, graphed using Gnumeric.) |

- See, for example, the children's book, "Walter the Farting Dog," by William Kotzwinkle, Glenn Murray, and Audrey Colman.
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- Adom Giffin, "Maximum Entropy: The Universal Method for Inference," arXiv Preprint Server, January 20, 2009.
- Letters to the Editor: The perils of prediction, The Economist, July 15, 2007.
- Scott Lawrence, Qin Liu and Victor M. Yakovenko, "Global Inequality in Energy Consumption from 1980 to 2010," Entropy, vol. 15, no. 12 (December 16, 2013), pp. 5565-5579.
- PDF file of ref. 5.
- The Entropy of Nations, Joint Quantum Institute, University of Maryland, Press Release, January 2, 2014.
- Nicholas D. Kristof, "Our Banana Republic," The New York Times, November 6, 2010.