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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... has come to dominate the economics profession in recent years.” —Stephen
Pearlstein, Washington Post “Piketty has written an extraordinarily important book
.... In its scale and sweep it brings us back to the founders of political economy.
... in a project that transcended the sum of their private interests, these institutions
helped to create a modest public good, which I hope will continue to contribute to
the development of a multipolar political economy in the twenty-first century.
They are based on lessons derived from historical experience, of which what
follows is essentially a narrative. A Debate without Data? Intellectual and political
debate about the distribution of wealth has long been based on an abundance of
Hence there will always be a fundamentally subjective and psychological
dimension to inequality, which inevitably gives rise to political conflict that no
purportedly scientific analysis can alleviate. Democracy will never be supplanted
by a ...
Malthus, Young, and the French Revolution When classical political economy
was born in England and France in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth
century, the issue of distribution was already one of the key questions. Everyone
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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