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on 16 August 2016
This is an outstanding book....a fact-filled eye opener. Thomas Piketty's research shows how wealth has been distribute in society over the last 200 years and clearly shows that we are heading towards a societal catastrophe if we do not change course. This is not an alarmist, political book - just a detailed review of the facts. A must read for anyone interested in the economy and society.
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on 11 November 2015
Using rarely accessible statistical, historical information, Piketty throws a developmental light on what has been happening in the world economy. It's an unusual angle but points the reader in the direction of a thoroughly historical rather than historicist perspective. If we are to avoid further disastrous crises then we can learn a lot from this study.
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A big serious book. Got bored by chapter 3, maybe cause I'm not an economist and get depressed reading about how unfair life is.
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on 20 June 2016
The original research and analysis helps understand a lot of what we're now seeing. I refer to it regularly and expect it to remain a treasured volume. Capital is so good I bought my own having read a library copy.
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on 3 November 2016
what great book, i find it rather amazing that such a wonderful work has not been better written in english but despite this and the rather repetitive nature of the presentation its a must read for anyone interested in finding an alternative to the conventional approach to our economic future
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on 7 March 2018
This is a 'must-read' for all economists.
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on 11 March 2015
An evidenced based analysis that sits as an alternative to the standard explanations typically given by politicians and the media. The historical perspective is another important strength of the book. Recommended if you want an alternative account of how today's economic circumstances were forged.
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on 25 April 2015
this is the book that Marx - or Engels might have written if they had access to the data sets analysed by Thomas Piketty. A monumental work.
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on 1 October 2014
This is keeping my economics and history graduate husband very absorbed! A VERY long and slow read but he wants to read it.
It is hard work though.
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on 1 September 2014
An important read for anyone looking for the causes of increasing wealth and income inequality. Piketty not only provides a lucid explanation of the reasons, he also outlines the damage caused to the social fabric as a result and offers his own solution to a problem which may in time threaten not only social stability, but capitalism itself.
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