Capital and Ideology (Hardcover)

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Thomas Piketty: Capital and Ideology (Hardcover)
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Opis Thomas Piketty''s bestselling Capital in the Twenty-First Century galvanized global debate about inequality. In this audacious follow-up, Piketty challenges us to revolutionize how we think about politics, ideology, and history. He exposes the ideas that have sustained inequality for the past millennium, reveals why the shallow politics of right and left are failing us today, and outlines the structure of a fairer economic system.

Our economy, Piketty observes, is not a natural fact. Markets, profits, and capital are all historical constructs that depend on choices. Piketty explores the material and ideological interactions of conflicting social groups that have given us slavery, serfdom, colonialism, communism, and hypercapitalism, shaping the lives of billions. He concludes that the great driver of human progress over the centuries has been the struggle for equality and education and not, as often argued, the assertion of property rights or the pursuit of stability. The new era of extreme inequality that has derailed that progress since the 1980s, he shows, is partly a reaction against communism, but it is also the fruit of ignorance, intellectual specialization, and our drift toward the dead-end politics of identity.

Once we understand this, we can begin to envision a more balanced approach to economics and politics. Piketty argues for a new "participatory" socialism, a system founded on an ideology of equality, social property, education, and the sharing of knowledge and power.

Capital and Ideology is destined to be one of the indispensable books of our time, a work that will not only help us understand the world, but that will change it.


Review
A book of remarkable clarity and dynamism. Drawing lessons from a breathtaking survey of different historical experiences, it teaches us that nothing is inevitable, that there exist a whole range of possibilities between hypercapitalism and the disasters of the communist experience. It''s up to us to make our future. Let''s roll up our sleeves.--Esther Duflo, Nobel Laureate in Economic Sciences

Might become even more politically influential than the French economist''s 2013 overview of inequality, Capital in the Twenty-First Century...Piketty explains why this could be the moment for a turn to equality, and which policies could make that happen.--Simon Kuper"Financial Times" (09/26/2019)

Thomas Piketty''s new book starts where Capital in the Twenty-First Century left off, revealing how inequality was allowed to develop into an acceptable condition, now and in the past, in the West and in the rest of the world. Still, not all is bad: if inequality is a social construct, that means it can also be undone. Based on monumental research, Capital and Ideology is an appeal to rethink capitalism--if not for today''s politicians then perhaps for tomorrow''s revolution!--Reinier de Graaf, Office for Metropolitan Architecture, author of Four Walls and a Roof

Thomas Piketty''s magisterial global and connected history takes us on a whirlwind journey across the world during the past 500 years to show how shifting ideas and politics have shaped a wide variety of inequality regimes. Fully embracing the power of historical analysis, Capital and Ideology emboldens us to reimagine the possibilities of our present. Enormously rich in argument and evidence, this tour de force by one of the most influential thinkers of our age is a must-read for anyone grappling with the dilemmas of our present.--Sven Beckert, author of Empire of Cotton: A Global History

[A] wide-ranging historical survey of ''inequality regimes''--dogmas that justify hierarchies of wealth and power...This ambitious manifesto will stir controversy, but also cement Piketty''s position as the Left''s leading economic theorist.--Publishers Weekly (12/18/2019)

Thomas Piketty''s books are always monumental...In the same way that Capital in the Twenty-First Century has transformed how economists look at inequality, Capital and Ideology will transform the way political scientists look at their own field.--Branko Milanovic"ProMarket" (09/06/2019)

A significant work. The author interrogates the principal forms of economic organization over time, from slavery to ''non-European trifunctional societies, '' Chinese-style communism, and ''hypercapitalist'' orders, in order to examine relative levels of inequality and its evolution...A deftly argued case for a new kind of socialism that, while sure to inspire controversy, bears widespread discussion.-- (01/15/2020)

Outlines a fairer economic system for the world.--Claire Warren"Management Today" (12/17/2019)

About the Author
Thomas Piketty is Professor at the Paris School of Economics and at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS). He is the author of the critically acclaimed and internationally bestselling Capital in the Twenty-First Century.


Publisher: Harvard University Press
Šifra 185169
Uvez tvrdi
Broj stranica 1150
Godina izdanja 2020
ISBN 9780674980822
Format 16.5 x 24
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