Capital in the twenty first century is a 2013 book by french economist thomas piketty it focuses on wealth and income inequality in europe and the united states since the 18th century it was initially published in french as le capital au xxie sicle in august 2013 an english translation by arthur goldhammer followed in april 2014. Capital in the twenty first century thomas piketty arthur goldhammer on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers a new york times 1 bestseller an amazon 1 bestseller a wall street journal 1 bestseller a usa today bestseller a sunday times bestseller winner of the financial times and mckinsey business book of the year award winner of the british academy medal finalist. For here ill tone it down a bit whether you agree with it or not capital in the twenty first century is a profoundly important book and will continue to dominate economic and policy discussions for years the very title is a provocation. Capital in the twenty first century convinces because piketty supports his arguments about inequality with two innovative forms of evidence largely neglected by his predecessors on both the left and the right the first is an unprecedented trove of historical economic data which piketty uses to demonstrate increasing inequality due to the long . 10 inequality of capital ownership 11 merit and inheritance in the long run 12 global inequality of wealth in the twenty first century part four regulating capital in the twenty first century 13 a social state for the twenty first century 14 rethinking the progressive income tax 15 a global tax on capital 16 the question of the public
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