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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... Waldenström on Swedish historical sources is also instructive.29 The data on
wealth and inheritance also enable us to study changes in the relative
importance of inherited wealth and savings in the constitution of fortunes and the
stitution of fortunes and the dynamics of wealth inequality. This work is fairly
complete in the case of France, where the very rich historical sources offer a
unique vantage point from which to observe changing inheritance patterns over
the long ...
There are also intrinsically intellectual reasons for the decline of economic and
social history based on the evolution of prices, incomes, and fortunes (sometimes
referred to as “serial history”). In my view, this decline is unfortunate as well as ...
We then observe a steady rise from 1950 on, a rise so sharp that private fortunes
in the early twenty-first century seem to be on the verge of returning to five or six
years of national income in both Britain and France. (Private wealth in Germany,
By contrast, others have considerable fortunes, ranging from ten to twenty times
their annual income or even more. The capital/income ratio for the country as a
whole tells us nothing about inequalities within the country. But β does measure ...
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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