Capital in the Twenty First Century
Score: 4
From 23 Ratings

Capital in the Twenty First Century


  • Author : Thomas Piketty
  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Release Date : 2017-08-14
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 816
  • ISBN 10 : 9780674979857


Capital in the Twenty First Century Book Description :

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.

Capital in the Twenty First Century
Score: 4
From 25 Ratings

Capital in the Twenty First Century


  • Author : Thomas Piketty
  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Release Date : 2014-03-10
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 685
  • ISBN 10 : 9780674369542


Capital in the Twenty First Century Book Description :

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.

Thomas Piketty s Capital in the Twenty First Century
Score: 3
From 1 Ratings

Thomas Piketty s Capital in the Twenty First Century


  • Author : Stephen Kaufmann
  • Publisher : Verso Books
  • Release Date : 2017-08-01
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 96
  • ISBN 10 : 9781784786168


Thomas Piketty s Capital in the Twenty First Century Book Description :

An introduction to Thomas Piketty’s monumental work US Nobel Prize–winner Paul Krugman described Thomas Piketty’s Capital in the Twenty-First Century as “perhaps the most important book of the last decade.” It has sparked major international debates, dominated bestseller lists and generated a level of enthusiasm—as well as intense criticism—in a way no other economic or sociological work has in a long time. Piketty has been described as a new Karl Marx and placed in the same league as the economist John Maynard Keynes. The “rock star economist’s” underlying thesis is that inequality under capitalism has reached dramatic levels in the last few decades and continues to grow—and that this is not by chance. A small elite is making itself richer and richer and acquiring everincreasing levels of power. Given the sensational reception of Piketty’s not-so-easily digested 800-page study, the question as to where the hype around the book comes from deserves to be asked. What does it get right? And what should we make of it—both of the book itself and of the criticism it has received? This introduction lays out the argument of Piketty’s monumental work in a compact and understandable format, while also investigating the controversies Piketty has stirred up. In addition, the two authors demonstrate the limits, contradictions and errors of the so-called Piketty revolution.

The Economics of Inequality
Score: 3.5
From 2 Ratings

The Economics of Inequality


  • Author : Thomas Piketty
  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Release Date : 2015-08-03
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 142
  • ISBN 10 : 9780674504806


The Economics of Inequality Book Description :

Succinct, accessible, and authoritative, Thomas Piketty’s The Economics of Inequality is the ideal place to start for those who want to understand the fundamental issues at the heart of one the most pressing concerns in contemporary economics and politics. This work now appears in English for the first time.

The Contradictions of Capital in the Twenty first Century

The Contradictions of Capital in the Twenty first Century


  • Author : Pat Hudson
  • Publisher : Agenda Publishing
  • Release Date : 2017-01-03
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 191111610X


The Contradictions of Capital in the Twenty first Century Book Description :

This volume of essays builds upon renewed interest in the long-run global development of wealth and inequality stimulated by the publication in 2014 of Thomas Piketty's Capital in the Twenty-First Century. It brings together an international team of leading economic historians and economists to provide a comprehensive overview of global developments in the theory, practice, and policy of inequality, and its place in the modern world order. The contributors take stock of the key concepts involved - capital, wealth and income, inequality, economic development, financialization - and evaluate the evidence for historical trends in existing national statistical data sources. To the developed economies upon which Piketty drew are added contributions covering Latin America, Africa, India, and Japan, providing a global perspective upon a global phenomenon. The book seeks to provide readers with a deeper awareness and understanding of the significance of equality and inequality in economic development, the varying pace of economic change around the world, and the manner in which this process of change affects the distribution of wealth and inequality in diverse economies. The collection marks an important step in the process of developing Piketty's analytical framework and empirical material, overcoming its limitations and helping to cement a lasting place for inequality in the agenda of growth theory.

Capital and Ideology
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

Capital and Ideology


  • Author : Thomas Piketty
  • Publisher : Belknap Press
  • Release Date : 2020
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 1150
  • ISBN 10 : 9780674980822


Capital and Ideology Book Description :

Thomas Piketty's Capital in the Twenty-First Century showed that capitalism, left to itself, generates deepening inequality. In this audacious follow-up, he challenges us to revolutionize how we think about ideology and history, exposing the ideas that have sustained inequality since premodern times and outlining a fairer economic system.

Anti Piketty

Anti Piketty


  • Author : Emmanuel Martin
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2017-03-01
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 340
  • ISBN 10 : 1944424253


Anti Piketty Book Description :

Anti-Piketty: Capital for the 21st Century offers a resounding critique of Thomas Piketty s 2014 best-seller, Capital in the 21st Century."

After Piketty

After Piketty


  • Author : Heather Boushey
  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Release Date : 2017-05-08
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 688
  • ISBN 10 : 9780674978171


After Piketty Book Description :

Are Thomas Piketty’s analyses of inequality on target? Where should researchers go from here in exploring the ideas he pushed to the forefront of global conversation? In After Piketty, a cast of economists and other social scientists tackle these questions in dialogue with Piketty, in what is sure to be a much-debated book in its own right.

World Population   Human Capital in the Twenty First Century

World Population Human Capital in the Twenty First Century


  • Author : Wolfgang Lutz
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2017-10-20
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 680
  • ISBN 10 : 9780192542847


World Population Human Capital in the Twenty First Century Book Description :

Condensed into a detailed analysis and a selection of continent-wide datasets, this revised edition of World Population & Human Capital in the Twenty-First Century addresses the role of educational attainment in global population trends and models. Presenting the full chapter text of the original edition alongside a concise selection of data, it summarizes past trends in fertility, mortality, migration, and education, and examines relevant theories to identify key determining factors. Deriving from a global survey of hundreds of experts and five expert meetings on as many continents, World Population & Human Capital in the Twenty-First Century: An Overview emphasizes alternative trends in human capital, new ways of studying ageing and the quantification of alternative population, and education pathways in the context of global sustainable development. It is an ideal companion to the county specific online Wittgenstein Centre Data Explorer.