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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How would these upheavals affect the distribution of wealth, the social structure,
and the political equilibrium of European society? For Thomas Malthus, who in
1798 published his Essay on the Principle of Population, there could be no doubt
The opening passage continues: “All the powers of old Europe have entered into
a holy alliance to exorcise this specter: Pope and Tsar, Metternich and Guizot,
French Radicals and German police-spies.” No doubt Marx's literary talent
By 2010, the European– American share had declined to roughly 50 percent, or
approximately the same level as in 1860. In all probability, it will continue to fall
and may go as low as 20–30 percent at some point in the twenty-first century.
Asia Africa America Europe Europe's GDP made 47 percent of world GDP in
1913, down to 25 percent in 2012. Sources and series: see piketty.pse.ens.fr/
capital21c. Asia Africa America Europe P e r c a p i t a G. figure 1.1. The
distribution of ...
European Union 54.O 8% I4,7OO 2.1% 27,300 2,O4.O incl. Russia/Ukraine 2.OO
3% 3, IOO 4% I5,4-OO I, ISO America 950 13% 20,600 2.9% 21,500 1,620 incl.
United States/Canada 350 5% I4,3OO 2.O.9% 4O,7OO 3,OSO incl. Latin America
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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