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Capital in the Twenty First Century

Capital in the Twenty First Century Book
Author : Thomas Piketty
Publisher : Harvard University Press
Release : 2017-08-14
ISBN : 0674979850
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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.

Thomas Piketty s Capital in the Twenty First Century

Thomas Piketty s  Capital in the Twenty First Century  Book
Author : Stephan Kaufmann
Publisher : Verso
Release : 2017-08
ISBN : 9781784786144
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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An introduction to Thomas Piketty's monumental work US Nobel Prize winner Paul Krugman described Thomas Piketty's Capital in the Twenty-First Century as "perhaps the most important book of the last decade". It has sparked major international debates, dominated bestseller lists and generated a level of enthusiasm--as well as intense criticism--in a way no other recent economic or sociological work has. Piketty has been described as a new Karl Marx and placed in the same league as the economist John Maynard Keynes. The 'rock star economist's' (Financial Times) underlying thesis: inequality under capitalism has reached dramatic proportions in the last few decades and continues to grow--and not by coincidence. Thus, a small elite becomes simultaneously richer and richer and more and more powerful. Given the sensational reception of the not-so-easily digested 800-page study that spans back to the eighteenth century, the question as to where the hype around Piketty's book comes from deserves to be asked. What is correct in it? What are the criticisms of it? And what should we make of it--both of the book itself and of the criticism it has received? This book lays out the argument of Piketty's monumental work in a compact and understandable format, while also investigating the controversies that this book has caused. In addition, the two authors demonstrate the limits, contradictions and errors of the so-called 'Piketty revolution'.

Understanding Piketty s Capital in the Twenty First Century

Understanding Piketty s Capital in the Twenty First Century Book
Author : Steven Pressman
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2015-10-05
ISBN : 1317380029
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Thomas Piketty’s Capital in the Twenty-First Century reached the top of most best-seller lists last year shortly after it was released. Nonetheless, few people actually read the book. Yet reviewers have agreed that the book is important because it touches on one of the major problems facing the US economy, the UK economy and many developed nations: rising income and wealth inequality. It also provides an explanation of the problem and a policy solution: a global wealth tax. This book is intended to do three things. First, it provides a summary of the argument of Piketty’s book, which many people have bought and few people have read. Second, it fills in some of the gaps in the book, by providing readers with the background that is needed to understand the volume and the argument. This background information discusses economic data sources, measures of inequality and why income inequality is such an important issue today. Finally, the work provides a defense of Piketty’s analysis and at times some criticism of his work. Pressman explains why the problem of rising inequality is important, where Piketty’s data comes from, and the strengths and weaknesses of that data. It defends Piketty’s inequality, r>g, as the reason inequality has risen over the past several decades in many developed nations. Using Piketty’s own data, this book argues that rising inequality is not just a characteristic of capitalism, but results from different growth rates for income and wealth, which can occur under any type of economic system. Understanding Piketty's Capital in the Twenty-First Century is the ideal introduction to one of the most important books of recent years for anyone interested in Piketty’s work and the inevitability of inequality.

The Contradictions of Capital in the Twenty first Century

The Contradictions of Capital in the Twenty first Century Book
Author : Emeritus Professor of History Pat Hudson,Keith Tribe,Visiting Fellow Department of History University of Bristol Keith Tribe
Publisher : Agenda Publishing
Release : 2016-10-25
ISBN : 9781911116110
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This volume of essays builds upon renewed interest in the long-run global development of wealth and inequality stimulated by the publication in 2014 of Thomas Piketty's Capital in the Twenty-First Century. It brings together an international team of leading economic historians and economists to provide a comprehensive overview of global developments in the theory, practice, and policy of inequality, and its place in the modern world order. The contributors take stock of the key concepts involved - capital, wealth and income, inequality, economic development, financialization - and evaluate the evidence for historical trends in existing national statistical data sources. To the developed economies upon which Piketty drew are added contributions covering Latin America, Africa, India, and Japan, providing a global perspective upon a global phenomenon. The book seeks to provide readers with a deeper awareness and understanding of the significance of equality and inequality in economic development, the varying pace of economic change around the world, and the manner in which this process of change affects the distribution of wealth and inequality in diverse economies. The collection marks an important step in the process of developing Piketty's analytical framework and empirical material, overcoming its limitations and helping to cement a lasting place for inequality in the agenda of growth theory.

Piketty s Capital in the Twenty First Century

Piketty s Capital in the Twenty First Century Book
Author : Edward Fullbrook,Jamie Morgan
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2014-11-24
ISBN : 9781848901575
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Thomas Piketty's book Capital in the 21st Century has already attracted more serious attention than any economics book published in the last seventy-five years. This collection of 17 essays by some of the world's most prominent economists explores Piketty's book at depth and from various vantage points. Here is what economists around the world are already saying about this book. "Marx's Capital is strong on theory but, it detractors allege, weak on data. In a dialectic worthy of Hegel himself, the critics assembled here argue that Piketty's Capital stands opposite to Marx's, as strong on data but weak on theory. This combination--plus its exquisite timing--explains it critical acclaim. The juxtaposition of economic stagnation and obscene inequality in the aftermath of the financial crisis made it impossible for mainstream economists to continue ignoring inequality, let alone applauding it as they have done for so long. Piketty made it possible for them to acknowledge it without abandoning their comforting but false mainstream theories of capitalism. These authors in this volume applaud Piketty for his contribution to empirical knowledge, but reject his views on how this inequality came about. The true Capital for the 21st century is still yet to be written." - Steve Keen, Kingston University, London "Neoclassical economics spawned a utopian belief in capitalism with unregulated market forces. Thomas Piketty's empirical analysis has dealt a fatal blow to that belief by highlighting the recent huge redistributions of income and wealth to the ultra-rich. This raises a fundamental question for people around the world: How do we achieve a better world through economic policies? This global collection addresses that question and explores theoretical explanations for Piketty's empirical findings." - Ping Chen, Fudan University and Peking University, China "Are the theoretical explanations proposed by Thomas Piketty of the rising inequalities valid? What is the meaning of his first and second "laws" of capitalism? This book is indispensable for anyone seeking answers to these questions." - Andre Orlean, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris "By examining Thomas Piketty's Capital in the Twenty-First Century from different angles, the 18 contributors to this invaluable book add enormously to our understanding of inequality and of policy options for reducing it. They point to the lack of a distinction between rentier income and earned income, to the severe limits of marginal productivity theory that Piketty employs and to the utopian nature of Piketty's only suggested remedy. - Norbert Haering, Economics Editor, Handelsblatt, Germany "Piketty's book Capital in the Twentieth Century served the cause of drawing the world's attention to inequality under capitalism in the long haul, based on a fresh and innovative look at new evidence. This book serves that cause even better by focusing on the inadequacies of Piketty's analysis of the processes and mechanisms leading to that inequality, and, therefore, on what needs to be done to address it." - C. P. Chandrasekhar, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi "Thomas Piketty's Capital in the Twenty-First Century was the publishing sensation of 2104, focussing the world's attention on the huge and continuing growth in inequality that poses a serious economic, political and social threat to us all. In this important new book, 18 economists from Europe, North America and Asia offer sympathetic but critical appraisals of Piketty's theoretical framework, his empirical analysis and his radical policy proposals. This is not the last word on Piketty - whatever could be? - but it is indispensable reading for everyone who is interested in one of the most important challenges of our time." - John King, La Trobe University, Australia

Summary of Capital in the Twenty First Century

Summary of Capital in the Twenty First Century Book
Author : INSTAREAD. SUMMARIES
Publisher : Instaread
Release : 2016-05-24
ISBN : 9781683783060
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Summary of Capital in the Twenty First Century

Summary of Capital in the Twenty First Century Book
Author : Elite Summaries
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2016-07-17
ISBN : 9781535329927
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Capital in the Twenty-First Century: by Thomas Piketty | Summary & Analysis A Smarter You In 15 Minutes... What is your time worth? Economics inequality, uneven concentration of wealth, and prospects of economic growth will stay amongst the top of the world's issues list of all time. Modernization of economic growth as well as more even spread of knowledge have played a great role in minimizing inequalities at least to a lesser extent than what Karl Marx has predicted. However, the tendency of returns on capital to exceed economic growth rate still aids to the creation of significant inequality. Brilliantly added with empirical data and not just arguments, "Capital in the Twenty First Century" provides a comparative historical research on income inequality that is definitive, fresh, and enlightening. A major work on inequalities throughout economic history, "Capital in the Twenty First Century" uncovers major economic and social patterns, providing answers through a vast collection of data to supplement the already provided clear guiding theories. This book is extraordinarily ambitious and rigor, aiming to reorient the reader's understanding of the history of economy. Further, the readers will be confronted by awakening economic lessons in today's modern life. It is monumental and influential especially with regard to making an economic analysis. Written by a renowned French economist, Thomas Piketty, "Capital in the Twenty First Century" is one of the most important books of the year, if not of the decade. It compares history and its relevance in the modern day society. Detailed overview of the book Most valuable lessons and information Key Takeaways and Analysis Take action today and grab this best selling book for a limited time discount of only $6.99! Written by Elite Summaries Please note: This is a detailed summary and analysis of the book and not the original book. keyword: Capital in the Twenty-First Century, Capital in the Twenty-First Century book, Capital in the Twenty-First Century ebook, Capital in the Twenty-First Century kindle, Capital in the Twenty-First Century paperback, Thomas Piketty

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Capital in the Twenty First Century  by Thomas Piketty   Summary   Analysis Book
Author : Elite Summaries
Publisher : Elite Summaries
Release : 2021-06-22
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Economics inequality, the uneven concentration of wealth, and prospects of economic growth will stay amongst the top of the world’s issues list of all time. Modernization of economic growth, as well as a more even spread of knowledge, have played a great role in minimizing inequalities at least to a lesser extent than what Karl Marx has predicted. However, the tendency of returns on capital to exceed economic growth rate still aids in the creation of significant inequality. Brilliantly added with empirical data and not just arguments, “Capital in the Twenty-First Century” provides a comparative historical research on income inequality that is definitive, fresh, and enlightening. p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 10.0px 0.0px; text-align: justify; font: 11.0px 'Trebuchet MS'; color: #000000; -webkit-text-stroke: #000000} span.s1 {font-kerning: none} A major work on inequalities throughout economic history, “Capital in the Twenty-First Century” uncovers major economic and social patterns, providing answers through a vast collection of data to supplement the already provided clear guiding theories. This book is extraordinarily ambitious and rigor, aiming to reorient the reader’s understanding of the history of economics. Further, the readers will be confronted by awakening economic lessons in today’s modern life. It is monumental and influential especially with regard to making an economic analysis. Written by a renowned French economist, Thomas Piketty, “Capital in the Twenty-First Century” is one of the most important books of the year, if not of the decade. It compares history and its relevance in the modern day society. Impossible to ignore, “Capital in the Twenty-First Century” is available online with free shipping options.

SUMMARY Capital In The Twenty First Century By Thomas Piketty

SUMMARY   Capital In The Twenty First Century By Thomas Piketty Book
Author : Shortcut Edition
Publisher : Shortcut Edition
Release : 2021-05-31
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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* Our summary is short, simple and pragmatic. It allows you to have the essential ideas of a big book in less than 30 minutes. *By reading this summary, you will learn that the very unequal global distribution of wealth in the 21st century is likely to increase in worrying proportions if nothing is done to curb this trend. *You will also discover that : capital, at all times, tends to be concentrated in a few hands or countries; only a succession of world wars and crises has made it possible to redistribute wealth more equitably; strong growth allows more equal access to wealth, but this is only a short-term solution; no natural phenomenon has ever controlled or limited the accumulation of capital ; only a progressive tax on wealth would make it possible to curb the inequalities caused by capitalism. *Capital in the 21st century is an ambitious work: it draws up, for the very first time, a global panorama of the distribution of wealth from the 18th century to the present day, based on the most reliable international data on income and wealth. *Previously, most of the economists who have marked history, from Malthus to Kuznets to Marx, lacked not only hindsight but also reliable sources, when they did not use the latter for ideological or political purposes. *Yet it is clear that, over three centuries, the distribution of wealth is as much linked to economic factors as to political and social choices. *Buy now the summary of this book for the modest price of a cup of coffee!

Book Review Capital in the Twenty First Century by Thomas Piketty

Book Review  Capital in the Twenty First Century by Thomas Piketty Book
Author : 50MINUTES,
Publisher : 50Minutes.com
Release : 2017-03-16
ISBN : 2806281229
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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It can be hard for busy professionals to find the time to read the latest books. Stay up to date in a fraction of the time with this concise guide. Thomas Piketty’s 2013 book Capital in the Twenty-First Century was an immediately bestseller in the UK and US, and has been widely praised by both economists and the general public. Piketty provides a richly detailed account of the development of inequality in the Western world, and argues that economic inequality is an inherent feature of capitalism and can only be resolved by decisive action from governments. His powerful historical insights are backed by extensive data and analysis, thus offering a thorough critique of the modern capitalist system. Whatever your political and economic leanings, Piketty’s ideas are sure to provide plenty of food for thought. This book review and analysis is perfect for: • Anyone interested in the causes of wealth inequality in Europe and the USA • Anyone who wants to understand how this inequality can be overcome • Students of, or anyone interested in, modern politics and economics About 50MINUTES.COM | BOOK REVIEW The Book Review series from the 50Minutes collection is aimed at anyone who is looking to learn from experts in their field without spending hours reading endless pages of information. Our reviews present a concise summary of the main points of each book, as well as providing context, different perspectives and concrete examples to illustrate the key concepts.

Capital and Ideology

Capital and Ideology Book
Author : Thomas Piketty
Publisher : Belknap Press
Release : 2020
ISBN : 0674980824
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Thomas Piketty's Capital in the Twenty-First Century showed that capitalism, left to itself, generates deepening inequality. In this audacious follow-up, he challenges us to revolutionize how we think about ideology and history, exposing the ideas that have sustained inequality since premodern times and outlining a fairer economic system.

The Contradictions of Capital in the Twenty first Century

The Contradictions of Capital in the Twenty first Century Book
Author : Pat Hudson,Keith Tribe
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2016
ISBN : 9781911116127
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This volume of essays builds upon renewed interest in the long-run global development of wealth and inequality stimulated by the publication of Thomas Piketty's Capital in the Twenty-First Century.

Against Capital in the Twenty first Century

Against Capital in the Twenty first Century Book
Author : John Asimakopoulos,Richard Gilman-Opalsky
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2018
ISBN : 9781439913598
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The problems of capitalism have been studied from Karl Marx to Thomas Piketty. The latter has recently confirmed that the system of capital is deeply bound up in ever-growing inequality without challenging the continuance of that system. Against Capital in the Twenty-First Century presents a diversity of analyses and visions opposed to the idea that capital should have yet another century to govern human and non-human resources in the interest of profit and accumulation. The editors and contributors to this timely volume present alternatives to the whole liberal litany of administered economies, tax policy recommendations, and half-measures. They undermine and reject the logic of capital, and the foregone conclusion that the twenty-first century should be given over to capital just as the previous two centuries were. Providing a deep critique of capitalism, based on assessment from a wide range of cultural, social, political, and ecological thinking, Against Capital in the Twenty-First Century insists that transformative, revolutionary, and abolitionist responses to capital are even more necessary in the twenty-first century than they ever were.

Summary of Capital in the Twenty First Century

Summary of Capital in the Twenty First Century Book
Author : Instaread
Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Release : 2016-06-06
ISBN : 9781533665584
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Summary of Capital in the Twenty-First Century by Thomas Piketty | Includes Analysis Preview: Thomas Piketty's Capital in the Twenty-First Century is a study of inequity, both historically and in the present. The book describes how the concentration of wealth has changed over time. Its central thesis is that return on capital is greater than growth over time, which means that capital and inequality inevitably increase. The book also considers the ways governments might address the increasing concentration of wealth in the future. Many economists have argued that increasing worker productivity in the modern era will inevitably result in reduced inequality. The historical record suggests that this is untrue. For most of history, there has been a huge gap between the rich and poor with no real middle class. That changed in developed countries during the twentieth century for a number of reasons. First, two world wars caused massive shocks to the status quo and resulted in severe losses to many holders of capital... PLEASE NOTE: This is key takeaways and analysis of the book and NOT the original book. Inside this Instaread Summary of Capital in the Twenty-First Century: · Overview of the Book · Important People · Key Takeaways · Analysis of Key Takeaways About the Author With Instaread, you can get the key takeaways, summary and analysis of a book in 15 minutes. We read every chapter, identify the key takeaways and analyze them for your convenience.

A Critique of Thomas Piketty s Capital in the Twenty First Century Where We Are What Is Next How Piketty Is Right and Wrong

A Critique of Thomas Piketty s Capital in the Twenty First Century   Where We Are  What Is Next  How Piketty Is Right and Wrong Book
Author : I. K. Mullins
Publisher : CreateSpace
Release : 2014-11-26
ISBN : 9781505211467
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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TO OUR READERS: When it comes to book reviews, there is a difference between speaking out one's opinion and arranging a batch of negative reviews (for psychological or materialistic reasons). The arranged one- and two-star book reviews are typically posted within about one week. Then, they are up voted over the course of a few days so that they become the first thing readers see when they visit the book's page. We encourage our readers to be cautious when relying on such reviews. This is not the actual Thomas Piketty's Capital in the Twenty First Century. The primary objective of this book is to bring insightful discussion and critique of Thomas Piketty's Capital in the Twenty First Century to readers everywhere. This book includes a critique of Thomas Piketty's book, as well as the review of the future of economic inequality forecasted by other experts. Do not purchase this critique of the book if you are looking for a full copy of Thomas Piketty's Capital in the Twenty First Century Income inequality in the United States and in Western Europe has been growing since the 1970s. In the US, the top 1 percent income share has more than doubled in the course of the last thirty years, drawing much public attention. In 2013, the thousand richest individuals in the UK had their wealth increased by 15 percent. At the same time, the UK government enacted a one percent pay freeze on public sector workers, re-enforcing the lengthiest wage squeeze since the 1870s. Modern capitalistic society is an unequal society, and that inequality grows fast due to the rich-get-richer trend. In his book, Piketty argues that as long as the rate of return on capital exceeds the rate of growth, the income and wealth of the rich will grow faster than the typical income from work. This trend will continue to support rising economic inequality. In our critique of Piketty's Capital in the Twenty-First Century, we examine issues raised in Piketty's book, for the benefit of those who wish to read or study Piketty's book in the future. The critique includes summary and critical analysis of how Piketty's book treats a theory of capitalism and the issue of rising economic inequality.

Book Review Capital in the Twenty First Century by Thomas Piketty

Book Review  Capital in the Twenty First Century by Thomas Piketty Book
Author : 50MINUTES.COM,
Publisher : 50Minutes.com
Release : 2017-03-16
ISBN : 9782806281227
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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It can be hard for busy professionals to find the time to read the latest books. Stay up to date in a fraction of the time with this concise guide. Thomas Piketty’s 2013 book Capital in the Twenty-First Century was an immediately bestseller in the UK and US, and has been widely praised by both economists and the general public. Piketty provides a richly detailed account of the development of inequality in the Western world, and argues that economic inequality is an inherent feature of capitalism and can only be resolved by decisive action from governments. His powerful historical insights are backed by extensive data and analysis, thus offering a thorough critique of the modern capitalist system. Whatever your political and economic leanings, Piketty’s ideas are sure to provide plenty of food for thought. This book review and analysis is perfect for: • Anyone interested in the causes of wealth inequality in Europe and the USA • Anyone who wants to understand how this inequality can be overcome • Students of, or anyone interested in, modern politics and economics About 50MINUTES.COM | BOOK REVIEW The Book Review series from the 50Minutes collection is aimed at anyone who is looking to learn from experts in their field without spending hours reading endless pages of information. Our reviews present a concise summary of the main points of each book, as well as providing context, different perspectives and concrete examples to illustrate the key concepts.

Capital

Capital Book
Author : Rana Dasgupta
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2014
ISBN : 9780857860026
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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'A terrific portrait of Delhi right now' SALMAN RUSHDIE'An astonishing tour de force by a major writer at the peak of his powers' WILLIAM DALRYMPLESHORTLISTED FOR THE ORWELL PRIZE 2015At the turn of the twenty-first century, acclaimed novelist Rana Dasgupta arrived in Delhi with a single suitcase. He had no intention of staying for long. But the city beguiled him - he 'fell in love and in hate with it' - and fourteen years later, Delhi is still his home. Fourteen years of break-neck change. The boom following the opening up of India's economy plunged Delhi into a tumult of destruction and creation: slums and markets were ripped down, and shopping malls and apartment blocks erupted from the ruins. But the transformation was stern, abrupt and fantastically unequal, and it gave rise to strange and bewildering feelings. The city brimmed with ambition and rage. Bizarre crimes stole the headlines. In Capital, we see Delhi through the eyes of its people. With the lyricism and empathy of a novelist, Dasgupta takes us through a series of encounters - with billionaires and bureaucrats, drug dealers and metal traders, slum dwellers and psychoanalysts - which plunge us into Delhi's intoxicating, and sometimes terrifying, story of capitalist transformation. Interweaving over a century of history with his personal journey, he presents us with the first literary portrait of one of the twenty-first century's fastest-growing megalopolises - a dark and uncanny portrait that gives us insights, too, as to the nature of our own - everyone's - shared, global future.

Capital in the Twenty First Century

Capital in the Twenty First Century Book
Author : Nick Broten
Publisher : CRC Press
Release : 2017-07-05
ISBN : 1351350250
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Thomas Piketty is a fine example of an evaluative thinker. In Capital in the Twenty-First Century, he not only provides detailed and sustained explanations of why he sees existing arguments relating to income and wealth distribution as flawed, but also gives us very detailed evaluations of the significance of a vast amount of data explaining why incomes is distributed in the ways it is. As Piketty stresses, "the distribution question... deserves to be studied in a systematic and methodical fashion." This stress on evaluating the significance of data leads him to focus on the central evaluative questions, and look in turn at the acceptability, relevance, and adequacy of existing justifications for the unequal distribution of wealth. In doing so, Piketty applies his understanding of the data to answering the deeply important question of what political structures and what policies are necessary to move us towards a more equal society. Piketty's evaluation of the data supports his argument that inequality cannot be depended on to reduce over time: indeed, without government intervention, it is highly likely to increase. In addition, he evaluates international data to argue that poor countries do not necessarily become less poor as a result of foreign investment. This strong emphasis on the interrogation of data, rather than the building mathematical models that are divorced from data, is a defining feature of Piketty's work.

Capital in the Twenty First Century

Capital in the Twenty First Century Book
Author : Thomas Piketty
Publisher : Harvard University Press
Release : 2014-04-15
ISBN : 9780674430006
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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.

Understanding Piketty s Capital in the Twenty First Century

Understanding Piketty s Capital in the Twenty First Century Book
Author : Steven Pressman
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2015-10-05
ISBN : 1317380037
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Thomas Piketty’s Capital in the Twenty-First Century reached the top of most best-seller lists last year shortly after it was released. Nonetheless, few people actually read the book. Yet reviewers have agreed that the book is important because it touches on one of the major problems facing the US economy, the UK economy and many developed nations: rising income and wealth inequality. It also provides an explanation of the problem and a policy solution: a global wealth tax. This book is intended to do three things. First, it provides a summary of the argument of Piketty’s book, which many people have bought and few people have read. Second, it fills in some of the gaps in the book, by providing readers with the background that is needed to understand the volume and the argument. This background information discusses economic data sources, measures of inequality and why income inequality is such an important issue today. Finally, the work provides a defense of Piketty’s analysis and at times some criticism of his work. Pressman explains why the problem of rising inequality is important, where Piketty’s data comes from, and the strengths and weaknesses of that data. It defends Piketty’s inequality, r>g, as the reason inequality has risen over the past several decades in many developed nations. Using Piketty’s own data, this book argues that rising inequality is not just a characteristic of capitalism, but results from different growth rates for income and wealth, which can occur under any type of economic system. Understanding Piketty's Capital in the Twenty-First Century is the ideal introduction to one of the most important books of recent years for anyone interested in Piketty’s work and the inevitability of inequality.