Capital in the Twenty-First Century
- Lu par : L. J. Ganser
- Durée : 24 h et 58 min
- Version intégrale Livre audio
- Date de publication : 22/05/2014
- Langue : Anglais
- Éditeur : Audible Studios
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.
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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Auteur(s) : Judy Corstjens le 13/06/2018
Readable and enjoyable
I was put off this book because it is 700 pages long and I knew that Piketty's final recommendation was a global capital tax which struck me as both unrealistic, and not convenient to me. In fact the book is very well researched and makes many hugely relevant points about what is happening to our economies.