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Capital in the Twenty-first Century

Piketty, Thomas (Book - 2014 )
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Capital in the Twenty-first Century
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Piketty analyzes a unique collection of data from twenty countries, ranging as far back as the eighteenth century, to uncover key economic and social patterns and shows that modern economic growth and the diffusion of knowledge have allowed us to avoid inequalities. He argues, however, that the tendency of returns on capital to exceed the rate of economic growth will generate extreme inequalities that stir discontent and undermine democratic values if political action is not taken.
Authors: Piketty, Thomas, 1971-
Title: Capital in the twenty-first century
Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts :, The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press,, 2014.
Characteristics: viii, 685 pages :,illustrations ;,25 cm
Content Type: text
Media Type: unmediated
Carrier Type: volume
Notes: Originally published in French as: Le capital au XXIe siècle (Éditions du Seuil, ©2013).
Summary: Piketty analyzes a unique collection of data from twenty countries, ranging as far back as the eighteenth century, to uncover key economic and social patterns and shows that modern economic growth and the diffusion of knowledge have allowed us to avoid inequalities. He argues, however, that the tendency of returns on capital to exceed the rate of economic growth will generate extreme inequalities that stir discontent and undermine democratic values if political action is not taken.
Local Note: CLKADNF
Additional Contributors: Goldhammer, Arthur
Alternate Title: Capital in the 21st century
ISBN: 9780674430006
067443000X
Statement of Responsibility: Thomas Piketty ; translated by Arthur Goldhammer
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (pages 579-655) and index.
Subject Headings: Capital. Income distribution. Wealth. Labor economics.
Topical Term: Capital.
Income distribution.
Wealth.
Labor economics.
LCCN: 2013036024
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Jun 20, 2014
  • voisjoe1 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

My comments are related to television and internet interviews and discussions about the book. I will eventually read it, but currently the waiting list in Chicago is over 4 months (maybe six, including transportation and hold shelf times). So I am currently watching the interviews and book discussions on the internet and TV and they suggest that the book contains important information related to the global history of wealth inequality. Also the book suggests that government policy is at the helm and not just free market pressures. America is now headed towards historically high levels of wealth inequality and this is an actual threat to our democracy. On the Amazon website, there are a huge number of trolls that have given the book 1 star reviews on and after April 22, which are most likely designed to drive down the average number of stars, hoping people will dismiss the book. The 1 star Amazon reviews read like this. 1) This guy writes so obtusely, 2) Much of the "data" is wrong, 3) ...says stupid things in an appealing way, 4) [raising taxes on the wealthy] would be devastating, 4) Piketty, a neo-Marxist French Professor, [has written a book] in honor of Marx -- These are not exactly intelligent reviews of the book.

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