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
See Anthony Atkinson and Thomas Piketty, Top Incomes over the Twentieth
Century: A Contrast between Continental-European and English-Speaking
Countries (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2007), and Top Incomes: A Global
The tendency is less marked in other wealthy countries (such as Japan, Germany
, France, and other continental European states), but the trend is in the same
direction. To expect that the phenomenon will attain the same proportions ...
Chapter 4 introduces the German case and above all looks at the United States,
which serves as a useful complement to the European prism. Finally, Chapters 5
and 6 attempt to extend the analysis to all the rich countries of the world and, ...
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.
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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