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    • Language: English
    • Binding: Hardcover
    • Publisher: Harvard University Press
    • Genre: Business & Economics
    • ISBN: 9780674430006, 067443000X
    • Pages: 640
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    Capital in the Twenty-First Century aims to revolutionize the perception people have about the economic history of the world. This book provides an incisive look and valuable information on the economic and social evolution of the world.

    Summary of the Book

    Capital in the Twenty-First Century, written by French economist Thomas Piketty discusses one of the most controversial issues of wealth distribution in the world. The book provides a deep insight into the wealth and income inequality in the US and Europe in the 18th century. The central theme of the book is the inequality of wealth does not happen by accident but it is because of influence of capitalism. He also writes that wealth accumulates if the rate of return on capital exceeds the economic growth rate. This will with time leads to concentration of wealth and economic instability. Capital in the Twenty-First Century will make for an ideal read for economists and those interested in knowing about the changing trends in world economy.

    About Thomas Piketty

    Thomas Piketty is a French economist and author. He is the director of studies at the École des hautes études en sciences sociales (EHESS) and is a professor at the Paris School of Economics. Piketty was born in Clichy near Paris. He had completed his PhD at the age of 22 after which he went to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Economics Department, where he taught as an assistant professor.

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    Anyone remotely interested in economics needs to read Thomas Pikettys Capital in the 21st Century. - Matthew Yglesias, Slate.

    It is a great work, a fearsome beast of analysis stuffed with an awesome amount of empirical data, and will surely be a landmark study in economics. - The Week

    Piketty, a prominent economist, explains the tendency in mature societies for wealth to concentrate in a few hands. - Amy Merrick, The New Yorker

    A seminal book on the economic and social evolution of the planet A masterpiece. - Emmanuel Todd, Marianne

    An explosive argument. - Liberation

    Outstanding A political and theoretical bulldozer. - Mediapart

    The book of the season.- Telerama

     

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    5

    A Classic!

    This book is a must read for economic graduates and those with a general interest in the distribution of wealth and inequality. Prof. Thomas Picketty, who teaches at Paris School of Economics dissects the economic history of developed countries to examine the nature of capital and its structure in the coming century where inheritance may have to play a bigger role than merit. A book with lasting consequences for the discipline it is a part of! Flipkart delivery was prompt and I got an advanta...
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    An insightful analysis

    Our world of today is driven by the 2 Cs - consumption and competition. In this world where everyone is concerned about their own prosperity, Piketty's book urges us to look deeply at a reality that we all live with but do not recognize - inequality. With detailed factual analysis he shows us the degree of inequality that prevails in the world around us and how it is fast growing. He distinguishes inequality in income from the inequality of wealth ownership and analyses the relationship betwe...
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    Nov, 2014

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    Delivered on time

    Delivery on time. Packaging was great as expected from flipkart. Good book with lot of figures explaining the rationale. a good read for any person interesting in income inequality
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    CAPITAL in the 21st Century

    Its a brilliantly written book. It starts by clearing the bare basic concepts of income and capital, and slowly delves deeper and deeper into the main theory. What I liked is that the author hand-holds the reader all the way, Without the use of exotic math equations and jargon.
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    Jul, 2014

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    Inequality measured

    Instead of relying on imaginary notions, science seeks truth from the factual studies. Here inequality in the society is measured in a most scientific way. A brilliant application of the Marxian methodology.
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    Arun Maheshwari

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    Mar, 2015

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    Price Quote too High

    Flipkart is quoting about Rs.2400 for this book, that too after discount. Simple browsing on the net shows the price of this book to be around US Dollar 26 something, that is approx Rs1500 bucks. Other online stores are quoting below Rs.1000. I was wondering why the discrepancy in flipkart pricing !! Is it that flipkart intentionally jack up the price and then discount or something else !! over to you...
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    TOME of ECONOMICS

    This is not only a book for management or economics student but for each and every person on the planet . It covers wide range of topics in simple language with all the facts laid bare before you.

    In all the upcoming debates on Capitalism and Socialism , this book is going to be the new reference point. It will give those who are leftist a new force to attack capitalism. But this book is not the end . Capitalism is still the best form of economics though it requires some control. Not absolu...
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    Aug, 2014

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    Good book but something wrong with Flipkart!

    Content of the book is at its best, it gives complete Economic and socio-economic guideline of philosophy on why things are like this at present.. Content wise, I want to give 5 stars but something went wrong with Flipkart!!

    Once, I placed my order they said it will take 3 days but I didn't get t it. So, on 3rd day evening I called flipkart and I found out that the order is actually sent back to the supplier just couple of hours back before reaching delhi because of some fault/tear on the ed...
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