Capital in the Twenty-First Century (inbunden)
Format
Inbunden (Hardback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
704
Utgivningsdatum
2014-04-15
Utmärkelser
Winner of PROSE Awards 2015; Nominated for FAF Translation Prize 2015; Nominated for Robert Jervis and Paul Schroeder Best Book Award 2015; Nominated for Sidney Hillman Prize for Book Journalism 2015;
Förlag
The Belknap Press
Översättare
Arthur Goldhammer
Originalspråk
French
Illustratör/Fotograf
18 tables 96 graphs
Illustrationer
96 graphs, 18 tables
Dimensioner
244 x 168 x 47 mm
Vikt
1208 g
Antal komponenter
1
Komponenter
,
ISBN
9780674430006
Capital in the Twenty-First Century (inbunden)

Capital in the Twenty-First Century

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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 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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  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 year-and maybe of the decade. Piketty, arguably the world's leading expert on income and wealth inequality, does more than document the growing concentration of income in the hands of a small economic elite. He also makes a powerful case that we're on the way back to 'patrimonial capitalism,' in which the commanding heights of the economy are dominated not just by wealth, but also by inherited wealth, in which birth matters more than effort and talent. -- Paul Krugman * New York Times * A sweeping account of rising inequality... Eventually, Piketty says, we could see the reemergence of a world familiar to nineteenth-century Europeans; he cites the novels of Austen and Balzac. In this 'patrimonial society,' a small group of wealthy rentiers lives lavishly on the fruits of its inherited wealth, and the rest struggle to keep up... The proper role of public intellectuals is to question accepted dogmas, conceive of new methods of analysis, and expand the terms of public debate. Capital in the Twenty-first Century does all these things... Piketty has written a book that nobody interested in a defining issue of our era can afford to ignore. -- John Cassidy * New Yorker * An extraordinary sweep of history backed by remarkably detailed data and analysis... Piketty's economic analysis and historical proofs are breathtaking. -- Robert B. Reich * The Guardian * Piketty's treatment of inequality is perfectly matched to its moment. Like [Paul] Kennedy a generation ago, Piketty has emerged as a rock star of the policy-intellectual world... But make no mistake, his work richly deserves all the attention it is receiving... Piketty, in collaboration with others, has spent more than a decade mining huge quantities of data spanning centuries and many countries to document, absolutely conclusively, that the share of income and wealth going to those at the very top-the top 1 percent, .1 percent, and .01 percent of the population-has risen sharply over the last generation, marking a return to a pattern that prevailed before World War I... Even if none of Piketty's theories stands up, the establishment of this fact has transformed political discourse and is a Nobel Prize-worthy contribution. Piketty provides an elegant framework for making sense of a complex reality. His theorizing is bold and simple and hugely important if correct. In every area of thought, progress comes from simple abstract paradigms that guide later thinking, such as Darwin's idea of evolution, Ricardo's notion of comparative advantage, or Keynes's conception of aggregate demand. Whether or not his idea ultimately proves out, Piketty makes a major contribution by putting forth a theory of natural economic evolution under capitalism... Piketty writes in the epic philosophical mode of Keynes, Marx, or Adam Smith... By focusing attention on what has happened to a fortunate few among us, and by opening up for debate issues around the long-run functioning of our market system, Capital in the Twenty-First Century has made a profoundly important contribution. -- Lawrence H. Summers * Democracy * It is easy to overlook the achievement of Thomas Piketty's new bestseller, Capital in the Twenty-First Century, as a work of economic history. Debates about the book have largely focused on inequality. But on any given page, there is data about the total level of private capital and the percentage of income paid out to labor in England from the 1700s onward, something that would have been impossible for early researchers... Capital reflects decades of work in collecting national income data across centuries, countries, and class, done in partnership with academics across the globe. But beyond its remarkably rich and instructive history, the book's deep and novel understanding of inequality in the economy has drawn well-deserved at

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