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Capital in the twenty-first century

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 democraticvalues if political action is not taken
eBook, English, 2014
The Belknap Press of Harvard UniversityPress, Cambridge Massachusetts, 2014
1 ressource en ligne (vii, 685 pages) : illustrations
9780674369542, 9780674369559, 0674369548, 0674369556
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
"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
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