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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My earlier work on high-income earners in France, Les hauts revenus en France
au 20e siècle (2001), had the extremely good fortune to win the enthusiastic
support of Anthony Atkinson and Emmanuel Saez. Without them, my modest ...
Malthus, Young, and the French Revolution When classical political economy
was born in England and France in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth
century, the issue of distribution was already one of the key questions. Everyone
He was convinced that France was headed for ruin when it decided in 1789–
1790 to allow both aristocrats and commoners to sit in a ... no exaggeration to say
that his whole account was overdetermined by his fear of revolution in France.
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
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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