Capital in the Twenty-First Century

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Harvard University Press, Mar 10, 2014 - Business & Economics - 695 pages
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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Interesting views backed with science Is always an good read. This is not a light book to read. In some parts I revisited more than once during my first read through. I listened to from beginning to endit 3 times. It is solid research explaining how or economic system works. I great read. Read full review

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What a remarkable, provocative and confounding book. It's impossible to boil down this magisterial compilation of statistics and polemics into a few paragraphs for the sake of review. Every chapter ... Read full review

Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Income and Capital
Income and Output
Illusions and Realities
The Dynamics of the CapitalIncome Ratio
The Metamorphoses of Capital
From Old Europe to the New World
Inequality of Capital Ownership
Merit and Inheritance in the Long
Global Inequality of Wealth in the TwentyFirst Century
Regulating Capital in the TwentyFirst Century
A Social State for the TwentyFirst Century
Rethinking the Progressive Income
A Global Tax on Capital
The Question of the Public Debt

The CapitalIncome Ratio over the Long
The CapitalLabor Split in the TwentyFirst Century
The Structure of Inequality
Preliminary Bearings
Two Worlds
Inequality of Labor Income
Conclusion
Notes
Contents in Detail
List of Tables and Illustrations
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