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The Economics Of Inequality [Hardcover]

Item : The Economics Of Inequality [Hardcover]
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Author Author : Thomas Piketty
ISBN-10 ISBN-10 : 0674504801
ISBN-13 ISBN-13 : 9780674504806
Publisher Publisher : Belknap Press
Pages Pages : 160
Binding Binding : Hardcover
Item ID : 100123471

Thomas PikettywhoseCapital in the Twenty-First Centurypushed inequality to the forefront of public debatewroteThe Economics of Inequalityas an introduction to the conceptual and factual background necessary for interpreting changes in economic inequality over time. This concise text has established itself as an indispensable guide for students and general readers in France, where it has been regularly updated and revised. Translated by Arthur Goldhammer,The Economics of Inequalitynow appears in English for the first time.

Piketty begins by explaining how inequality evolves and how economists measure it. In subsequent chapters, he explores variances in income and ownership of capital and the variety of policies used to reduce these gaps. Along the way, with characteristic clarity and precision, he introduces key ideas about the relationship between labor and capital, the effects of different systems of taxation, the distinction between historical and political time, the impact of education and technological change, the nature of capital markets, the role of unions, and apparent tensions between the pursuit of efficiency and the pursuit of fairness.

Succinct, accessible, and authoritative, this is the ideal place to start for those who want to understand the fundamental issues at the heart of one of the most pressing concerns in contemporary economics and politics.

In a work that is aligned with but antecedent to his grand synthesis,Capital in the Twenty-First Century, French economist Piketty examines the structural causes of inequality& A discussion worth having and a book worth reading.PikettysThe Economics of Inequalityis an excellent book and a great companion toCapital. This book is a remarkable mix of extensive data, attention to theory, and concern for policy.If Piketty is right, inequality is increasing and cannot be cured by the free market; we must understand the problem to understand how toló*

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