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User Review  - dhmontgomery - LibraryThing

What a remarkable, provocative and confounding book. It's impossible to boil down this magisterial compilation of statistics and polemics into a few paragraphs for the sake of review. Every chapter ... Read full review

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User Review  - bness2 - LibraryThing

Everyone who has any interest in the direction our world is taking in terms of economic inequality should read this book. In some sections the macroeconomics gets a little technical, but overall ... Read full review

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User Review  - cdogzilla - LibraryThing

There's a reason everybody's talking about this book. My economic background is a couple of undergraduate courses (micro- and macroeconomics) and my own reading of Marx, Smith, and Krugman. I found ... Read full review

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User Review  - the.ken.petersen - LibraryThing

If, like me, you do not have a talent for economics, this book will be hard work. Thomas Piketty does his level best to make things clear and, without his ability, I doubt that I would have made it ... Read full review

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User Review  - jefware - LibraryThing

Kind of depressing in that the only way out of the hole that Piketty digs is to enforce a global, democratic progressive wealth tax. The one shinning thing is that Piketty's imagination is limited and the world is infinite in its capacity to change. Read full review

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User Review  - dazzyj - LibraryThing

In its measured tone and patient accumulation of detail leading to a revolutionary conclusion, as well as in the elegant simplicity of its central idea, this reminds me of nothing so much as Darwin's Origin of Species. And it's a surprisingly easy read for such a monumental work too. Read full review

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The amount of research that went into this book is unmatched. This is the book to read if you want an understanding of the economic world in which we live. Say what you want about Thomas Piketty or this book, but the one thing you can't say is that he didn't do his research.

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User Review  - nosajeel - LibraryThing

What's not to like about an economics book that has 52 references to Balzac, except that it only has 12 references to Solow. Read full review

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