The best solution would be a globally coordinated effort to tax wealth. Who is Thomas Piketty? What does Capital in the 21st Century argue? What is capital? Does this have anything to do with Karl Marx's Das Kapital? What are Piketty's key concepts? How does Piketty explain this? If it's that simple, how come nobody noticed before? Why does this matter? What is to be done? Boosting economic growth is something politicians are always promising to do The kind of international cooperation Piketty calls for is difficult to imagine happening in practice.
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Download the accompanying reference guide. Critic Reviews "L. Ganser's voice and accents are superb, and emphasis is well placed. What members say. Reviews - Please select the tabs below to change the source of reviews. Amazon Reviews. Sort by:. Most Helpful Most Recent. Filter by:. All stars 5 star only 4 star only 3 star only 2 star only 1 star only. Kazuhiko Audio format still useful to get the gist of it I agree with the other reviewer who warned that the PDF has pages of figures and tables and that the audio format may not be the best way to "read" this book.
Madeleine The Financial Times' Critique Doesn't Detract It is a deep shame that the Financial Times' critique of Piketty's data is going to put some people off from buying and listening to this book, because a few quibbles about a very small amount of the data on the UK only doesn't detract from the validity of this detailed piece of analysis.
Kerr Worth the time and money I gave this audiobook 5 stars even though it's not perfect. Darwin8u Hottest Economic Beach Read of the Season This is one of those scholarly books that seem to end up being accidental cultural markers of time and place. Dezertol Not a book about capital, This book is not about capital it's about wealth redistribution. Ryan Wall, meet writing Spoiler alert: the takeaway from Thomas Piketty's dry but much-discussed book is what most citizens of the developed world already know: income and wealth inequality in first world countries, particularly the United States, are at levels not seen since the Gilded Age.
Olsen Great Research and questionable conclusions Would you recommend this book to a friend? Ben Sierra Bravo One side of the story. Audio frees time over reading usually on long car trips Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Show More. Jeannie Great book - pity about the editing of the reading Would you consider the audio edition of Capital in the Twenty-First Century to be better than the print version?
David The most talked about non-fiction book this year This is a mega-work - both in length and impact. Nicus Very interesting content, extremely hard to follow I found the content very interesting but extremely hard to follow as an audiobook. Mashfikur In Capital in the Twenty-First Century, Thomas Piketty analyzes a unique collection of data from 20 countries, ranging as far back as the 18th century, to uncover key economic and social patterns.
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If Piketty is right, there are big political implications, and the beauty of the book is that he never refrains from drawing them. Piketty's call for a "confiscatory" global tax on inherited wealth makes other supposedly radical economists look positively house-trained. While bestriding the macro-economic agenda, the book's sideswipes against trendy micro-economics, often in footnotes, read like a sustained in-joke against the generation for whom all problems seemed solved, except the street price of cocaine in Georgetown.
The book has, in addition, mesmerised the economics profession because of the way Piketty creates his own world, theoretically. Published in , Cyril Lionel Robert C. It was this year struggle of the African slaves in the French colony of San Domingo that led to the establishment of the Republic of Haiti in The uprising was inspired by the ideals of the French Revolution that had begun in , just two years before, and in this work James goes to great lengths to show the relationship between the two upheavals.
This work inspired naturalists Charles Darwin and Alfred Russel Wallace to develop the theory of natural selection. Malthus foresees a time when available resources will not sustain the growing population. To save society, he concludes, population growth must be reined in. Malthus advocates minimizing government support for the poor, which he believes leads to more births and ultimately more hardship. He also insists that individual sexual restraint is a vital way to control population growth.
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