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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A Debate without Data? Intellectual and political debate about the distribution of
wealth has long been based on an abundance of prejudice and a paucity of fact.
To be sure, it would be a mistake to underestimate the importance of the intuitive
But by patiently searching for facts and patterns and calmly analyzing the
economic, social, and political mechanisms that might explain them, it can inform
democratic debate and focus attention on the right questions. It can help to
redefine the ...
In fact, his principal conclusion was what one might call the “principle of infinite
accumulation,” that is, the inexorable tendency for capital to accumulate and
become concentrated in ever fewer hands, with no natural limit to the process.
This is ...
... salaries, bonuses, earnings from nonwage labor, and other remuneration
statutorily classified as labor related) and income from capital (rent, dividends,
interest, profits, capital gains, royalties, and other income derived from the mere
fact of ...
Put differently, this inescapable biological fact is supposed to imply that the
accumulation and distribution of wealth no longer presage an inevitable clash
between dynasties of rentiers and dynasties owning nothing but their labor power
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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