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
Finally! This was hard to read but I'm glad I did it. - Goodreads
A brilliant economist and an excellent writer. - Goodreads
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Finally! This was hard to read but I'm glad I did it. Depressing news on the whole, however. Read full review

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This text is outstanding in its attention to statistical detail and interest in showing how capital has behaved across time before proposing steps to take if we'd like a different outcome on a global ... 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.