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Capital in the twenty-first century

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.

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  • "21 shi ji zi ben lun"
  • "Capital au vingt et unième siècle"
  • "Capital au XXI siècle"
  • "Capital au 21e siècle"
  • "Capital au XXIe siècle"@en
  • "Capital au XXIe siècle"@it
  • "Capital in the 21st century"@en
  • "Capital in the 21st century"
  • "Capital au vingt-et-unième siècle"

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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."
  • "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."@en
  • ""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." -- Provided by publisher."@en
  • "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."
  • "Wie funktioniert die Akkumulation und Distribution von Kapital? Welche dynamischen Faktoren sind dafür entscheidend? Jede politische Ökonomie umkreist die Fragen nach der langfristigen Evolution von Ungleichheit, der Konzentration von Wohlstand und den Chancen für ökonomisches Wachstum. Aber befriedigende Antworten gab es bislang kaum, weil geeignete Daten und eine klare Theorie fehlten. In "Das Kapital im 21. Jahrhundert" untersucht Thomas Piketty Daten aus 20 Ländern, mit Rückgriffen bis ins 18. Jahrhundert, um die entscheidenden ökonomischen und sozialen Muster freizulegen. Seine Ergebnisse werden die Debatte verändern und setzen die Agenda für eine neue Diskussion über Wohlstand und Ungleichheit in der nächsten Generation. Piketty zeigt, dass das moderne ökonomische Wachstum und die Verbreitung des Wissens es uns ermöglicht haben, Ungleichheit in dem apokalyptischen Ausmaß abzuwenden, das Karl Marx prophezeit hatte. Aber wir haben die Strukturen von Kapital und Ungleichheit nicht in dem Umfang verändert, den uns die optimistischen Jahrzehnte nach dem Zweiten Weltkrieg suggeriert haben. Der Haupttreiber der Ungleichheit - dass Gewinne aus Kapital höher sind als die Wachstumsraten - droht heute vielmehr extreme Formen von Ungleichheit hervorzubringen, die den sozialen Frieden gefährden und die Werte der Demokratie unterminieren. Doch ökonomische Trends sind keine Handlungen Gottes. Politisches Handeln hat ökonomische Ungleichheiten in der Vergangenheit korrigiert, sagt Piketty, und kann das auch wieder tun."
  • "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."
  • "Quali sono le grandi dinamiche che guidano l'accumulo e la distribuzione del capitale? Domande sull'evoluzione a lungo termine dell'ineguaglianza, sulla concentrazione della ricchezza e sulle prospettive della crescita economica sono al cuore dell'economia politica. Ma è difficile trovare risposte soddisfacenti, per mancanza di dati adeguati e di chiare teorie guida. In Il capitale nel XXI secolo, Thomas Piketty analizza una raccolta unica di dati da venti paesi, risalendo fino al XVIII secolo, per scoprire i percorsi che hanno condotto alla realtà socioeconomica di oggi. I suoi risultati trasformeranno il dibattito e detteranno l'agenda per le prossime generazioni sul tema della ricchezza e dell'ineguaglianza. Piketty mostra come la moderna crescita economica e la diffusione del sapere ci abbiano permesso di evitare le disuguaglianze su scala apocalittica secondo le profezie di Karl Marx. Ma non abbiamo modificato le strutture profonde del capitale e dell'ineguaglianza così come si poteva pensare negli ottimisti decenni seguiti alla Seconda Guerra Mondiale. Il motore principale dell'ineguaglianza - la tendenza a tornare sul capitale per gonfiare l'indice di crescita economica - minaccia oggi di generare disuguaglianze tali da esasperare il malcontento e minare i valori democratici. Ma le linee di condotta economica non sono atti divini. In passato, azioni politiche hanno arginato pericolose disuguaglianze, afferma Piketty, e lo possono fare ancora. Un lavoro estremamente ambizioso, originale e rigoroso, Il capitale nel XXI secolo riorienta la nostra comprensione della storia economica e ci pone di fronte a inevitabili riflessioni sul nostro presente. Un fenomeno editoriale mondiale, tradotto in oltre 30 paesi."
  • "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."@en
  • "Analyzes a collection of data from twenty countries, ranging as far back as the eighteenth century, to uncover key economic and social patterns, transform debate, and set the agenda for the next generation of thought about wealth and inequality."@en
  • "La répartition des richesses est l'une des questions les plus débattues aujourd'hui. Pour les uns, les inégalités n'en finiraient pas de se creuser dans un monde toujours plus injuste. Pour les autres, on assisterait à une réduction naturelle des écarts et toute intervention risquerait de perturber cette tendance harmonieuse. Mais que sait-on vraiment de l'évolution des inégalités sur le long terme ? En réalité, les analyses économiques supposées nous éclairer se fondent plus souvent sur des spéculations théoriques que sur des faits établis. Fruit de quinze ans de recherches, cette étude, la plus ambitieuse jamais entreprise sur cette question, s'appuie sur des données historiques et comparatives bien plus vastes que tous les travaux antérieurs. Parcourant trois siècles et plus de vingt pays, elle renouvelle entièrement notre compréhension de la dynamique du capitalisme en situant sa contradiction fondamentale dans le rapport entre la croissance économique et le rendement du capital. Si la diffusion des connaissances apparaît comme la force principale d'égalisation des conditions sur le long terme, à l'heure actuelle, le décrochage des plus hautes rémunérations et, plus encore, la concentration extrême des patrimoines menacent les valeurs de méritocratie et de justice sociale des sociétés démocratiques. En tirant de l'expérience des siècles passés des leçons pour l'avenir, cet ouvrage montre que des moyens existent pour inverser cette tendance. Directeur d'études à l'EHESS et professeur à l'École d'économie de Paris, Thomas Piketty est l'auteur de nombreux travaux historiques et théoriques qui lui ont valu, en 2013, le prix Yrjö Jahnsson décerné par la European Economic Association."
  • "Travel the world to discover how economic data from 20 countries, reaching as far back as the 18th century, reveals social and economic patterns that shed light on the current economic climate and teach important lessons about the financial future. France, 663pp."
  • "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."

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  • "History"
  • "Livres numériques"
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  • "二十一世紀資本論"
  • "˜Dasœ Kapital im 21. Jahrhundert"
  • "Capital in the twenty-first century"
  • "Capital in the twenty-first century"@en
  • "Capital in the Twenty-First Century"
  • "El capital en el siglo XXI"
  • "El capital en el siglo XXI"@es
  • "Capital in the twenty-first century : the dynamics of inequality, wealth, and growth"
  • "El capital al segle XXI"@ca
  • "El capital al segle XXI"
  • "Kapitaal in de 21ste eeuw"
  • "Il capitale nel XXI secolo"
  • "Il capitale nel XXI secolo"@it
  • "Das Kapital im 21. Jahrhundert"
  • "Le Capital au XXIe siècle"
  • "二十一世纪资本论"
  • "Kapitał w XXI wieku"@pl
  • "Le capital au XXie siècle"
  • "Er shi yi shi ji zi ben lun"
  • "Le capital au XXIe siècle"
  • "Le capital au XXIe siècle"@es

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