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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—Paul Krugman, New York Review of Books “The most remarkable work of
economics in recent years, if not decades.” —Nick Pearce, New Statesman “Its
ambition is to shape debates about the next two centuries, not the past two. And
in that ...
... have made it possible to avoid the Marxist apocalypse but have not modified
the deep structures of capital and inequality—or in any case not as much as one
might have imagined in the optimistic decades following World War II. When the ...
There is every reason to believe that this unprecedentedly rapid population
growth contributed to a stagnation of agricultural wages and an increase in land
rents in the decades prior to the explosion of 1789. Although this demographic
His insight into the price of land is nevertheless interesting: the “scarcity principle”
on which he relied meant that certain prices might rise to very high levels over
many decades. This could well be enough to destabilize entire societies.
might be unpleasant or complicated; they might also take decades, during which
landlords and oil well owners might well accumulate claims on the rest of the
population so extensive that they could easily come to own everything that can
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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