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Capital in the twenty-first century

Author: Thomas Piketty; Arthur Goldhammer
Publisher: Cambridge Massachusetts : The Belknap Press of Harvard UniversityPress, 2014. ©2014
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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

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Genre/Form: Livres numériques
Additional Physical Format: Version imprimée :
Piketty, Thomas, 1971-
Capital in the twenty-first century
(DLC) 2013036024
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Piketty; Arthur Goldhammer
ISBN: 0674369548 0674369556 9780674369542 9780674369559
OCLC Number: 1149393531
Language Note: Translation of the author's Le capital au XXIe siècle.
Notes: "In order to avoid burdening the text and endnotes with technical matters, precise details concerning historical sources, bibliographic references, statistical methods, and mathematical models have been included in a technical appendix, which can be accessed on the Internet at ."--Notes, page 579.
Translation of the author's Le capital au XXIe siècle.
Description: 1 ressource en ligne (vii, 685 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Income and Capital. Income and output ; Growth: illusions and realities --
The Dynamics of the Capital/Income Ratio. 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 --
The Structure of Inequality. 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 --
Regulating Capital in the Twenty-First Century. A social state for the twenty-first century ; Rethinking the progressive income tax ; A global taxon capital ; The question of the public debt.
Other Titles: Capital au XXIe siècle.
Capital in the 21st century
Responsibility: Thomas Piketty ; translated by Arthur Goldhammer.


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