- Eye Opening
In this thought-provoking sequel to his bestselling Capital in the Twenty-First Century, economist Thomas Piketty expands his focus on inequality to the prodigious “political-ideological repertoire” that constitutes the economic narratives of major nations. This description helps explain the book’s length of more than 1,000 pages, but even the more ponderous sections of Piketty’s tome reward the reader with refreshing and singular slants on history and ideology. Echoing the truism that change is the only inevitability, Piketty calls for more circumspection and greater discussion of the wider causes and remedies of inequality.
About the Author
Thomas Piketty, a professor at the Paris School of Economics, is the author of the best-selling Capital in the Twenty-First Century.
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5 months agoTo the casual reader, the arguments make sense, not because they are sound, but because they appeal to our basic feelings of justice and fairness. <br> <br>Unfortunately Piketty is a very idealist left wing propagandist. <br> <br>His arguments assume way to much without offering proof, and use "equality" as an ideal, to appeal to our irrational feelings, combined with the always fashionable environmental theme, neglecting the fact that what matters to the poor of the world is not really inequality, but the capacity to actually produce wealth by their own means.
3 weeks agoCouldn't agree more!