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User Review  - paven - LibraryThing

Interesting views backed with science Is always an good read. This is not a light book to read. In some parts I revisited more than once during my first read through. I listened to from beginning to endit 3 times. It is solid research explaining how or economic system works. I great read. Read full review

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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  - 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  - DLMorrese - LibraryThing

There's a lot of good data here, and some excellent recommendations, but.... Like a lot of economics books, this one is pretty dry. The first 300 pages tend to belabor the obvious, repeating the same ... 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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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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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  - 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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