Capital in the Twenty-First Century

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Harvard University Press, Mar 10, 2014 - Business & Economics - 695 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  - 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

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User Review  - mbmackay - LibraryThing

A very interesting book and wonderfully thought provoking. Piketty has gathered an an amazing mass of data on income and wealth across time and countries. He shows that wealth was highly concentrated ... 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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