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Capital in the twenty-first century

Author: Thomas Piketty; Arthur Goldhammer
Publisher: Cambridge Massachusetts : The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2014.
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What are the grand dynamics that drive the accumulation and distribution of capital? Questions about the long-term evolution of inequality, the concentration of wealth, and the prospects for economic growth lie at the heart of political economy. But satisfactory answers have been hard to find for lack of adequate data and clear guiding theories. In this work the author analyzes a unique collection of data from  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Piketty; Arthur Goldhammer
ISBN: 9780674430006 067443000X 9780674369542 0674369548
OCLC Number: 858914389
Language Note: Translation of the author's Le capital au XXIe siècle.
Notes: Translation of the author's Le capital au XXIe siècle.
Description: viii, 685 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Income and output --
Growth : illusions and realities --
The metamorphoses of capital --
From old Europe to the new world --
The capital/income ratio over the long run --
The capital-labor split in the twenty-first century --
Inequality and concentration : preliminary bearings --
Two worlds --
Inequality of labor income --
Inequality of capital ownership --
Merit and inheritance in the long run --
Global inequality of wealth in the twenty-first century --
A social state for the twenty-first century --
Rethinking the progressive income tax --
A global tax on capital --
The question of the public debt.
Other Titles: Capital au XXIe siècle.
Responsibility: Thomas Piketty ; translated by Arthur Goldhammer.

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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  Read more...

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[An] enormously important book.--Doug Henwood"Bookforum" (04/01/2014)

 
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