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User Review  - Dilip-Kumar - LibraryThing

To finish reading the whole of this massive work is itself a great achievement; one only wonders at the effort that must have gone into its creation! The work amasses a wealth of data on incomes and ... Read full review

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User Review  - aevaughn - LibraryThing

I greatly appreciated his graphs and data detailing the economic history of France in particular, but also the US (and other countries). His main conclusion is capitalist countries left to themselves ... Read full review

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User Review  - willszal - LibraryThing

I remember being in a book shop in San Francisco when “Capital in the 21st Century” was first published in 2014. It couldn’t have been more timely, following on the heels of Occupy Wall Street and the ... Read full review

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User Review  - Darwa - LibraryThing

It was almost as interesting to read the numerous reviews and debates about his book as it was to read the book itself. Very interesting background of how capital influences our economy. While I do not agree much with Picketty's politics, I found the data illuminating. Read full review

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User Review  - Pieter_Goldhoorn - LibraryThing

Piketty gives a very convincing overview of the distribution of capital over the past few hunderd years. This book is mainly based on the records of France and England, but he makes it plausable that ... Read full review

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User Review  - mbmackay - LibraryThing

A very interesting book and wonderfully thought provoking. Piketty has gathered an an amazing mass of data on income and wealth across time and countries. He shows that wealth was highly concentrated ... Read full review

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User Review  - nivramkoorb - LibraryThing

This book is almost 600 pages plus notes. I cannot say that I read it verbatim but did do enough to feel comfortable reviewing it. The basic premise is that capital grows faster than gross domestic ... Read full review

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Really dense, really interesting, really important. Fascinating book about concentration of wealth being a naturally occurring phenomenon that does society no good. Maybe neutral maybe bad. The book is very repetitive but given the density of the material' that is a blessing not a curse. The only downside is that I listened to it on Audible and had to hit the back button often. It is no light read but it is well worth the effort. 

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User Review  - jonsweitzerlamme - LibraryThing

Everything a non-expert needs to know is in the first chapter, but what a chapter! Read full review

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User Review  - 2wonderY - LibraryThing

I'm very glad I attempted to dip into this book. It gave me new concepts to chew on, broadened my thinking. Read full review


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