Ökonomie der Ungleichheit : eine Einführung

by Thomas Piketty

Other authorsStefan Lorenzer (Translator)
Ebook, 2016



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MS 1300 P636



München: Verlag C.H. Beck


"Thomas Piketty wrote The Economics of Inequality as an introduction to the conceptual and factual background necessary for interpreting changes in economic inequality over 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"--Provided by publisher.… (more)

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LibraryThing member 4bonasa
A discussion of the difficulties of measuring economic inequality and the difficulties of reducing EI in practice. For the 'Professor Gruber' in us all. Not for a beginning economics student.
LibraryThing member 2wonderY
This is briefer and less descriptive or definitive than what I expected. It is strictly an economist’s discussion and poses all in questions. Lots of graphs and statistics which don’t interest me. Learned just a couple of things. Piketty is dialoging about income re-distribution (natural or
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engineered) and the notion of ‘effiecient’ wage inequalities. He also seems to be challenging the capital/labor equation. I think he is trying to re-define labor as a type of capital.
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