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Capital in the twenty-first century

Author: Thomas Piketty; Arthur Goldhammer
Publisher: Cambridge Massachusetts : The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, ©2014 2014.
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What are the grand dynamics that drive the accumulation and distribution of capital? Questions about the long-term evolution of inequality, the concentration of wealth, and the prospects for economic growth lie at the heart of political economy. But satisfactory answers have been hard to find for lack of adequate data and clear guiding theories. In this work the author analyzes a unique collection of data from  Read more...
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Genre/Form: BOOK
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Piketty; Arthur Goldhammer
ISBN: 9780674430006 067443000X 9780674369542 0674369548
Language Note: Translation of the author's Le capital au XXIe siècle.
OCLC Number: 858914389
Notes: Translation of the author's Le capital au XXIe siècle.
Awards: Winner of PROSE Awards 2015
Nominated for FAF Translation Prize 2015
Nominated for Robert Jervis and Paul Schroeder Best Book Award 2015
Nominated for Sidney Hillman Prize for Book Journalism 2015
Nominated for Joseph J. Spengler Best Book Prize 2016
Description: viii, 685 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Part I. Income and capital. Income and output ; Growth : illusions and realities --
Part II. The dynamics of the capital/income ratio. The metamorphoses of capital ; From old Europe to the new world ; The capital/income ratio over the long run ; The capital-labor split in the twenty-first century --
Part III. The structure of inequality. Inequality and concentration : preliminary bearings ; Two worlds ; Inequality of labor income ; Inequality of capital ownership ; Merit and inheritance in the long run ; Global inequality of wealth in the twenty-first century --
Part IV. Regulating capital in the twenty-first century. A social state for the twenty-first century ; Rethinking the progressive income tax ; A global tax on capital ; The question of the public debt.
Other Titles: Capital au XXIe siècle.
Responsibility: Thomas Piketty ; translated by Arthur Goldhammer.


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  Read more...
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It seems safe to say that Capital in the Twenty-First Century, the magnum opus of the French economist Thomas Piketty, will be the most important economics book of the year-and maybe of the decade. Read more...

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important book.

by Tom2718 (WorldCat user published 2016-01-22) Excellent Permalink

Piketty has researched the history of income and wealth inequality from the 1600s to the present.  He presents important insights.

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