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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Piketty's economic analysis and historical proofs are breathtaking.” —Robert B.
Reich, The Guardian “Piketty's treatment of inequality is perfectly matched to its
moment. Like [Paul] Kennedy a generation ago, Piketty has emerged as a rock
This book is based on fifteen years of research (1998–2013) devoted essentially
to understanding the historical dynamics of wealth and income. Much of this
research was done in collaboration with other scholars. My earlier work on ...
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.
Before turning in greater detail to the sources I tried to assemble in preparation
for writing this book, I want to give a quick historical overview of previous thinking
about these issues. Malthus, Young, and the French Revolution When classical ...
With the aid of historical analysis and a little perspective, we can now see those
shocks as the only forces since the Industrial Revolution powerful enough to
reduce inequality. In any case, capital prospered in the 1840s and industrial
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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