The Resource Capital in the twenty-first century, Thomas Piketty ; translated by Arthur Goldhammer

Capital in the twenty-first century, Thomas Piketty ; translated by Arthur Goldhammer

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Capital in the twenty-first century
Title
Capital in the twenty-first century
Statement of responsibility
Thomas Piketty ; translated by Arthur Goldhammer
Title variation
Capital in the 21st century
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  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
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
  • 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 twenty countries, ranging as far back as the eighteenth century, to uncover key economic and social patterns. His findings transform debate and set the agenda for the next generation of thought about wealth and inequality. He shows that modern economic growth and the diffusion of knowledge have allowed us to avoid inequalities on the apocalyptic scale predicted by Karl Marx. But we have not modified the deep structures of capital and inequality as much as we thought in the optimistic decades following World War II. The main driver of inequality, the tendency of returns on capital to exceed the rate of economic growth, today threatens to generate extreme inequalities that stir discontent and undermine democratic values if political action is not taken. But economic trends are not acts of God. Political action has curbed dangerous inequalities in the past, the author says, and may do so again. This original work reorients our understanding of economic history and confronts us with sobering lessons for today
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1971-
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Piketty, Thomas
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illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HB501
LC item number
.P43613 2014eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Goldhammer, Arthur
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  • Capital
  • Income distribution
  • Wealth
  • Labor economics
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • Capital
  • Income distribution
  • Labor economics
  • Wealth
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Capital in the twenty-first century, Thomas Piketty ; translated by Arthur Goldhammer
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  • Translation of the author's Le capital au XXIe siècle
  • "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 http://piketty.pse.ens.fr/capital21c ."--Notes, page 579
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 579-655) and index
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online resource
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multicolored
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
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 tax on capital ; The question of the public debt
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1 online resource (vii, 685 pages)
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online
Isbn
9780674369542
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unknown
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computer
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rdamedia
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c
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illustrations
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
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22573/ctt65vdqr
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  • (OCoLC)871257203
  • (OCoLC)ocn871257203
Label
Capital in the twenty-first century, Thomas Piketty ; translated by Arthur Goldhammer
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Translation of the author's Le capital au XXIe siècle
  • "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 http://piketty.pse.ens.fr/capital21c ."--Notes, page 579
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 579-655) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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 tax on capital ; The question of the public debt
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (vii, 685 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780674369542
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
22573/ctt65vdqr
System control number
  • (OCoLC)871257203
  • (OCoLC)ocn871257203

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