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ISBN-10: 0674979850
ISBN-13: 9780674979857
Publisher: Belknap Press
Publish Date: 08/14/2017
Dimensions: 8.40" L, 5.50" W, 1.80" H

Capital in the Twenty-First Century

Translator: Arthur Goldhammer

Paperback

Price: $22.00

Overview

A New York Times #1 Bestseller
An Amazon #1 Bestseller
A Wall Street Journal #1 Bestseller
A USA Today Bestseller
A Sunday Times Bestseller
A Guardian Best Book of the 21st Century
Winner of the Financial Times and McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award
Winner of the British Academy Medal
Finalist, National Book Critics Circle Award

“It seems safe to say that Capital in the Twenty-First Century, the magnum opus of the French economist Thomas Piketty, will be the most important economics book of the year–and maybe of the decade.”
–Paul Krugman, New York Times

“The book aims to revolutionize the way people think about the economic history of the past two centuries. It may well manage the feat.”
The Economist

“Piketty’s Capital in the Twenty-First Century is an intellectual tour de force, a triumph of economic history over the theoretical, mathematical modeling that has come to dominate the economics profession in recent years.”
–Steven Pearlstein, Washington Post

“Piketty has written an extraordinarily important book…In its scale and sweep it brings us back to the founders of political economy.”
–Martin Wolf, Financial Times

“A sweeping account of rising inequality…Piketty has written a book that nobody interested in a defining issue of our era can afford to ignore.”
–John Cassidy, New Yorker

“Stands a fair chance of becoming the most influential work of economics yet published in our young century. It is the most important study of inequality in over fifty years.”
–Timothy Shenk, The Nation

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The enthusiastic reception in the United States of Piketty's rigorous Capital in the Twenty-First Century, which answers the empirical spirit of the age with a welcome rush of statistics, may be a promising sign of renewal in the otherwise sedate intellectual pastures of the continent. To have made the word "redistribution" utterable again by mainstream economists is already a considerable achievement. Having offered an unignorable account of the history of inequality in capitalist democracies, Piketty believes he has identified a Band-Aid of sufficient swath–a European tax on wealth and a parliamentary chamber charged with regulating finance in the euro zone–to cover Europe's wounds.–Thomas Meaney and Yascha Mounk "The Nation" (5/13/2014 12:00:00 AM)
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Details

ISBN-10: 0674979850
ISBN-13: 9780674979857
Publisher: Belknap Press
Publish Date: 08/14/2017
Dimensions: 8.40" L, 5.50" W, 1.80" H
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