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It focuses on wealth and income inequality in Europe and the United States since the 18th century.
These are the questions I attempt to answer in this book. Let me say at once that the answers contained herein are imperfect and incomplete. In my view, this is the role that intellectuals, including social scientists, should play, as citizens like any other but with the good fortune to have more time than others to devote themselves to study (and even to be paid for it-a signal privilege).
700-page punch in the plutocracy’s pampered gut.
700-page punch in the plutocracy’s pampered gu. t’s been half a century since a book of economic history broke out of its academic silo with such fireworks. Giles Whittell, The Times.
Here, he talks through the.
Here, he talks through the massive data set that led him to conclude: Economic inequality is not new, but it is getting worse, with radical possible impacts.
I’ll go further into that discussion in future posts, but first I thought it might be useful to portray the gist of Piketty’s story in a series of charts. The charts aren’t merely illustrative: they are an essential part of Piketty’s contribution.
nineteenth century, the issue of distribution was already one of the key questions.
Part Three: The Structure of Inequality. nineteenth century, the issue of distribution was already one of the key questions.
In the first three parts of this book, I analyzed the evolution of the distribution of wealth and the structure of inequality since the eighteenth century.