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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... and all lawmakers could do was prohibit factory labor by children under the
age of eight? The bankruptcy of the existing economic and political system
seemed obvious. People therefore wondered about its long-term evolution: What
It is important to realize that without these two complementary and indispensable
datasets, it is simply impossible to measure inequality in the income distribution
or to gauge its evolution over time. To be sure, the first attempts to estimate ...
In any event, the data that Kuznets collected allowed him to calculate the
evolution of the share of each decile, as well as of the upper centiles, of the
income hierarchy in total US national income. What did he find? He noted a
sharp reduction ...
Ultimately, the World Top Incomes Database (WTID), which is based on the joint
work of some thirty researchers around the world, is the largest historical
database available concerning the evolution of income inequality; it is the
See Thomas Piketty, “On the Long-Run Evolution of Inheritance: capital in the
twenty-first century . 24.
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LibraryThing ReviewRecensione dell'utente - Darwa - LibraryThing
It was almost as interesting to read the numerous reviews and debates about his book as it was to read the book itself. Very interesting background of how capital influences our economy. While I do not agree much with Picketty's politics, I found the data illuminating. Leggi recensione completa
LibraryThing ReviewRecensione dell'utente - Pieter_Goldhoorn - LibraryThing
Piketty gives a very convincing overview of the distribution of capital over the past few hunderd years. This book is mainly based on the records of France and England, but he makes it plausable that ... Leggi recensione completa