Capital in the Twenty-First Century

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Harvard University Press, Mar 10, 2014 - Business & Economics - 695 pages
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 greatly appreciated his graphs and data detailing the economic history of France in particular, but also the US (and other countries). His main conclusion is capitalist countries left to themselves ... Read full review

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I remember being in a book shop in San Francisco when “Capital in the 21st Century” was first published in 2014. It couldn’t have been more timely, following on the heels of Occupy Wall Street and the ... Read full review

Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction
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
Conclusion
Notes
Contents in Detail
List of Tables and Illustrations
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