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020    9780674430006 (alk. paper) 
020    067443000X (alk. paper) 
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050 00 HB501|b.P43613 2014 
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100 1  Piketty, Thomas,|d1971- 
240 10 Capital au XXIe siècle.|lEnglish 
245 10 Capital in the twenty-first century /|cThomas Piketty ; 
       translated by Arthur Goldhammer. 
246 3  Capital in the 21st century 
264  1 Cambridge Massachusetts :|bBelknap Press of Harvard 
       University Press,|c2014. 
300    viii, 685 p. :|bill. ;|c25 cm. 
336    text|2rdacontent 
337    unmediated|2rdamedia 
338    volume|2rdacarrier 
500    Translation of the author's Le capital au XXIe siècle. 
504    Includes bibliographical references and index. 
505 0  Income and Capital. Income and output ; Growth: illusions 
       and realities.  --  The Dynamics of the Capital/Income 
       Ratio. The metamorphoses of capital ; From old Europe to 
       the new world ; The capital/income ratio over the long run
       ; The capital-labor split in the twenty-first century.  --
       The Structure of Inequality. Inequality and concentration:
       preliminary bearings ; Two worlds ; Inequality of labor 
       income ; Inequality of capital ownership ; Merit and 
       inheritance in the long run ; Global inequality of wealth 
       in the twenty-first century. -- Regulating Capital in the 
       Twenty-First Century. A social state for the twenty-first 
       century ; Rethinking the progressive income tax ; A global
       tax on capital ; The question of the public debt. 
520    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 this work the author 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 transform debate and set
       the agenda for the next generation of thought about wealth
       and inequality.  He 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 if political action is not 
       taken. But economic trends are not acts of God. Political 
       action has curbed dangerous inequalities in the past, the 
       author says, and may do so again. This original work 
       reorients our understanding of economic history and 
       confronts us with sobering lessons for today. 
650  0 Capital. 
650  0 Income distribution. 
650  0 Wealth. 
650  0 Labor economics. 
700 1  Goldhammer, Arthur.