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Winner of PROSE Awards 2015; Winner of Arthur Ross Book Award 2015; Nominated for FAF Translation Prize 2015; Nominated for Robert Jervis and Paul Schroeder Best Book Award 2015; Nominated for Sidney
The Belknap Press
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18 tables 96 graphs
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Capital in the Twenty-First Century

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Inbunden,  Franska, 2014-04-15
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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 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 Capital in the Twenty-First Century, Thomas 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. His findings will transform debate and set the agenda for the next generation of thought about wealth and inequality. 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 inequalitythe tendency of returns on capital to exceed the rate of economic growthtoday 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. A work of extraordinary ambition, originality, and rigor, Capital in the Twenty-First Century reorients our understanding of economic history and confronts us with sobering lessons for today.
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  1. Ideologiskt trams
    Marcus, 10 januari 2017

    En ideologisk bok som är värd att läsa endast för att det refereras till den i samtida debatten. Man behöver inte vara racketforskare för att förstå att förmögenhetsskillnaderna ökat i samhället men tydligen behöver man vara det för att förstå att förmögenhetsskillnaderna uppstår på grund av statens intervenerade i ekonomin och den postkeynesianska ekonomiska politiken.

  2. engelsspråkiga böcker är tunglästa
    Ejnar Ekström, 9 oktober 2015

    Hade önskat att den funnits på svenska eller tyska. Men ok, jag har plöjt igenom 60%, inkl omläsning tvenne somrar...

  3. A Must read
    Odd Hagenes, 21 augusti 2015

    Eftersom boken refereas till i samhällsdebatten känns det viktig att läsa boken och inte bara artiklar och bloggare som framhever någon liten del av hela detta matrial.

  4. Intressant bok i nationalekonomi
    Nils Wallin, 15 september 2014

    Kan läsas även av den utan specialkunskaper i nationalekonomi. Krävewr inga djupare mattekunskaper.
    Intressant och väldokumenterat statistisdkt underlag.
    Tror att många övertolkar en del av resultaten.

  5. Man ork' int' läsa allt.
    Roland Wadling, 10 september 2014

    Man ork' int' läsa allt, och för min del borde jag ha inväntat svensk översättning. Men huvudtesen var ju så lockande (de rika ökar och ökar sin rikedom på de fattigares bekostnad). Sammanfattningar och kritik skulle jag ha nöjt mig med.

  6. Årtiondets viktigaste bok!
    JD, 18 augusti 2014

    Ska du bara läsa en bok i år så är det denna. En bibel för den som vill ha en djupare förståelse för de ekonomiska, sociala och samhälleliga mekanismer som driver samhället. Kanske också en sista varning för vad vår tids girighet och närmast institutionaliserade egenintresse riskerar att göra med vårt samhälle och vår planet.

  7. Marknader kan inte sprida välstånd.
    Johannes Moubis, 7 juli 2014

    Det är viktigt att kunna se dagens internationella ekonomier och avslöja att ex.vis EU modellen inte garanterar full sysselsättning samtidigt som exorbitanta löner fortsätter att utbetalas till de som redan har allt! Full sysselsättning måste inskrivas i alla ekonomiska modeller. Boken visar de "kapitala" feltolkningar som politiker ock banker samt industrier fortsätter att göra.

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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 yearand 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 * Pikettys 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 bookIn its scale and sweep it brings us back to the founders of political economy. -- Martin Wolf * Financial Times * A sweeping account of rising inequalityPiketty 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 * At a time when the concentration of wealth and income in the hands of a few has resurfaced as a central political issue, Piketty doesnt just offer invaluable documentation of what is happening, with unmatched historical depth. He also offers what amounts to a unified field theory of inequality, one that integrates economic growth, the distribution of income between capital and labor, and the distribution of wealth and income among individuals into a single framePiketty has transformed our economic discourse; well never talk about wealth and inequality the same way we used to. -- Paul Krugman * New York Review of Books * The most remarkable work of economics in recent years, if not decadesThe discipline of economics, Piketty argues, remains trapped in a juvenile passion for mathematics, divorced from history and its sister social sciences. His work aims to change that. -- Nick Pearce * New Statesman * MagnificentEven though it is a work more concerned with the past 200 years, its no coincidence that the full title of Pikettys book is Capital in the Twenty-First Century. Its ambition is to shape debates about the next two centuries, not the past two. And in that it may succeed. -- Christopher Croke * The Australian * Pikettys ground-breaking work on the historical evolution of income distribution is impressiveOne of the best economic books in decades. -- Paul Sweeney * Irish Times * [Piketty] is just about to emerge as the most important thinker of his generationHe demonstrates that there is no reason to believe that capitalism can ever solve the problem of inequality, which he insists is getting worse rather than better. From the banking crisis of 2008 to the Occupy movement of 2011, this much has been intuited by ordinary people. The singular significance of his book is that it proves scientifically that this intuition is correct. This is why his book has crossed over into the mainstreamit says what many people have already been thinking. -- Andrew Hussey * The Observer * The strength of Pikettys book is his close attention to the different sources of inequality, the massive documentation underpinning his history and conclusions, and his impressive culls from sociology and literature, which exhibit the richness of political economy compared to its thin mathematical successor that has attained such prominenceA timely intervention in the current debate about inequality and its causes. -- Robert Skidelsky * Prospect * A monumental book that will influence economic analysis (and perhaps policymaking) in the years to come. In the way it is written and the importance of the questions it asks, it is a book the classic authors of economics could have written if they lived today and had access to the vas

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Thomas Piketty is Professor of Economics and Economic History at Lcole des Hautes tudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS) and at the Paris School of Economics and Codirector of the World Inequality Lab.