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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In particular, the very high level of private wealth that has been attained since the
1980s and 1990s in the wealthy countries of Europe and in Japan, measured in
years of national income, directly reflects the Marxian logic. From Marx to ...
... for some twenty countries throughout the world.21 Together with Emmanuel
Saez, I extended Kuznets's series for the United States by half a century.22 Saez
himself looked at a number of other key countries, such as Canada and Japan.
Broadly speaking, our data series begin in each country when an income tax was
established (generally between 1910 and 1920 but in some countries, such as
Japan and Germany, as early as the 1880s and in other countries somewhat ...
Furthermore, the curve in Figure I.1 represents income inequality in the United
States, while the curves in Figure I.2 depict the capital/income ratio in several
European countries (Japan, though not shown, is similar). It is not out of the
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 ...
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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
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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