Capital in the Twenty-First Century

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Harvard University Press, Mar 10, 2014 - Business & Economics - 696 pages
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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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User Review  - bness2 - LibraryThing

Everyone who has any interest in the direction our world is taking in terms of economic inequality should read this book. In some sections the macroeconomics gets a little technical, but overall ... Read full review

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User Review  - 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. Read full review

Contents

Introduction
1
Income and Capital
37
The Dynamics Of The CapitalIncome Ratio
111
The Structure Of In Equality
235
Regulating Capital In The Twenty First Century
469
Conclusion
571
Notes
579
Contents in Detail
657
Tables and Illustrations
665
Index
671
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Thomas Piketty was born in Clichy, France on May 7, 1971. He received a M.Sc. in mathematics at Ecole Normale Supérieure and a PhD in Economics at EHESS and at LSE. He is a professor at the Paris School of Economics. His articles have appeared in numerous journals including the Quarterly Journal of Economics, the Journal of Political Economy, the American Economic Review, and the Review of Economic Studies. He has written several books including Capital in the Twenty-First Century.

Arthur Goldhammer is the translator for numerous books including Neoconservatism: The Biography of a Movement, Algerian Chronicles, The Society of Equals, and Capital in the Twenty-First Century. He received the French-American Translation Prize in 1990 for his translation of A Critical Dictionary of the French Revolution.