Capital in the Twenty-First Century
Harvard University Press, 14 ago 2017 - 816 pagine
The main driver of inequality—returns on capital that exceed the rate of economic growth—is again threatening to generate extreme discontent and undermine democratic values. Thomas Piketty’s findings in this ambitious, original, rigorous work will transform debate and set the agenda for the next generation of thought about wealth and inequality.
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Germinal, Oliver Twist, and Les Misérables did not spring from the imaginations
of their authors, any more than did laws limiting child labor in factories to children
older than eight (in France in 1841) or ten in the mines (in Britain in 1842).
To be sure, the first attempts to estimate national income in Britain and France
date back to the late seventeenth and early eighteenth century, and there would
be many more such attempts over the course of the nineteenth century. But these
... rich historical sources offer a unique vantage point from which to observe
changing inheritance patterns over the long run.30 To one degree or another, my
colleagues and I have extended this work to other countries, especially Great
This phenomenon is seen mainly in the United States and to a lesser degree in
Britain, and it may be possible to explain it in terms of the history of social and
fiscal norms in those two countries over the past century. The tendency is less ...
To put it plainly, this book relies primarily on the historical experience of the
leading developed countries: the United States, Japan, Germany, France, and
Great Britain. The British and French cases turn out to be particularly significant, ...
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LibraryThing ReviewRecensione dell'utente - willszal - LibraryThing
I remember being in a book shop in San Francisco when “Capital in the 21st Century” was first published in 2014. It couldn’t have been more timely, following on the heels of Occupy Wall Street and the ... Leggi recensione completa
LibraryThing ReviewRecensione dell'utente - DLMorrese - LibraryThing
There's a lot of good data here, and some excellent recommendations, but.... Like a lot of economics books, this one is pretty dry. The first 300 pages tend to belabor the obvious, repeating the same ... Leggi recensione completa