Piketty Capital in the Twenty-First Century 2014

托马斯·皮凯蒂 21世纪资本论 2014

  • Author: Thomas Piketty
  • Pages: 591 pages
  • Publisher: Belknap Press
  • Published in: 2014

2014 Financial Times Best Business Book

Piketty 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. But economic trends are not acts of God. Political action has curbed dangerous inequalities in the past, Piketty says, and may do so again.

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