Capital in the Twenty-First Century (Google eBook)

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Harvard University Press, Mar 10, 2014 - Business & Economics - 685 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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Amazing insights, well researched, scary facts! - Goodreads
The books on Economics are usually hard to read. - Goodreads
A brilliant economist and an excellent writer. - Goodreads
Great and unique work full of outstanding insights. - Goodreads
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Its introduction neatly lays out the book's argument. - Goodreads

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Amazing book. Great research done and really great insights into the history of inequality in terms of capital and labour/ income ratios. And what our future holds in terms of inequality . Just one ... Read full review

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I read this book for a small bookclub with two close friends [we have all been to grad school but are not economists]. We met every week to discuss 2-3 chapters and I recommend this approach. Piketty ... Read full review

Contents

Acknowledgments
Income and Output
Two Worlds 9 Inequality of Labor Income 10 Inequality ofCapitalOwnership 11 Merit and Inheritancein the Long Run 12 Global Inequality ofWeal...
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Thomas Piketty is Professor at the Paris School of Economics.