Capital in the Twenty-First Century

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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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I read it! Wow. The first 7/8ths of the book is solid research that cannot be questioned by anyone on any side of the political spectrum. The last part is the fun part where he takes the research and ... Read full review

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UPDATE "Star economist Piketty refuses France's highest award, slams government" in RT* "I refuse this nomination because I do not think it is the government's role to decide who is honorable. They ... Read full review


Income and Capital
Income and Output
Illusions and Realities
The Dynamics of the CapitalIncome Ratio
The Metamorphoses of Capital
From Old Europe to the New World
Inequality of Capital Ownership
Merit and Inheritance in the Long
Global Inequality of Wealth in the TwentyFirst Century
Regulating Capital in the TwentyFirst Century
A Social State for the TwentyFirst Century
Rethinking the Progressive Income
A Global Tax on Capital
The Question of the Public Debt

The CapitalIncome Ratio over the Long
The CapitalLabor Split in the TwentyFirst Century
The Structure of Inequality
Preliminary Bearings
Two Worlds
Inequality of Labor Income
Contents in Detail
List of Tables and Illustrations

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Thomas Piketty is Professor at the Paris School of Economics.