Capital in the Twenty-first CenturyBook - 2014
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 and shows that modern economic growth and the diffusion of knowledge have allowed us to avoid inequalities. He argues, however, that the tendency of returns on capital to exceed the rate of economic growth will generate extreme inequalities that stir discontent and undermine democratic values if political action is not taken.
Publisher: Cambridge Massachusetts : The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2014
Branch Call Number: 332.041 P637C 2014
Characteristics: viii, 685 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm