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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Unlike many economists he insists that economic thinking cannot be separated
from history or politics.” —Andrew Hussey, The Observer “Piketty's book is a
timely intervention in the current debate about inequality and its causes.” —
Indeed, the distribution of wealth is too important an issue to be left to economists
, sociologists, historians, and philosophers. It is of interest to everyone, and that is
a good thing. The concrete, physical reality of inequality is visible to the naked ...
This was true in particular of David Ricardo and Karl Marx, who were surely the
two most influential economists of the nineteenth century and who both believed
that a small social group—landowners for Ricardo, industrial capitalists for ...
Like Ricardo, Marx based his work on an analysis of the internal logical
contradictions of the capitalist system. He therefore sought to distinguish himself
from both bourgeois economists (who saw the market as a self-regulated system,
that is, ...
the unprecedented concentration of wealth during the Industrial Revolution) and
tried to answer it with the means at his disposal: economists today would do well
to take inspiration from his example. Even more important, the principle of ...
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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