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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—Christopher Croke, The Australian “Piketty's ground-breaking work on the
historical evolution of income distribution is impressive... One of the best
economic books in decades.” —Paul Sweeney, Irish Times “[Piketty] is just about
to emerge ...
Together, we edited two thick volumes that came out in 2007 and 2010, covering
twenty countries in all and constituting the most extensive database available in
regard to the historical evolution of income inequality. Emmanuel and Idealt with
Without the careful attention to detail and impressive capacity for work of Gabriel
Zucman, I would never have completed the work on the historical evolution of the
capital/income ratio in wealthy countries, which plays a key role in this book.
But what do we really know about its evolution over the long term? Do the
dynamics of private capital accumulation inevitably lead to the concentration of
wealth in ever fewer hands, as Karl Marx believed in the nineteenth century? Or
do the ...
Indeed, most contemporary observers—and not only Malthus and Young—
shared relatively dark or even apocalyptic views of the long-run evolution of the
distribution of wealth and class structure of society. This was true in particular 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