About this book
A work of extraordinary ambition, originality and rigour from this Professor of the Paris School of Economics. Picketty seeks to reorientate our understanding of economic history and confronts us with sobering lessons for today.
The main driver of inequality--returns on capital that exceed the rate of economic growth--is again threatening to generate extreme discontent and undermine democratic values. Thomas Piketty's findings in this ambitious, original, rigorous work will transform debate and set the agenda for the next generation of thought about wealth and inequality.
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