Book Review: Capital in the Twenty-First Century by Thomas Piketty

Book Review: Capital in the Twenty-First Century by Thomas Piketty

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Thomas Piketty's 2013 book Capital in the Twenty-First Century was an immediately bestseller in the UK and US, and has been widely praised by both economists and the general public. Piketty provides a richly detailed account of the development of inequality in the Western world, and argues that economic inequality is an inherent feature of capitalism and can only be resolved by decisive action from governments. His powerful historical insights are backed by extensive data and analysis, thus offering a thorough critique of the modern capitalist system. Whatever your political and economic leanings, Piketty's ideas are sure to provide plenty of food for thought.

This book review and analysis is perfect for: 
oAnyone interested in the causes of wealth inequality in Europe and the USA
oAnyone who wants to understand how this inequality can be overcome
oStudents of, or anyone interested in, modern politics and economics

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Book Details

Publication Date
March 15, 2017
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1 MB