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Author: Michel Husson

Thomas Piketty’s book Capital in the Twenty-First Century has rightly been welcomed: it provides a monumental source of data on the history of capitalism and offers information that will be essential for all those economists who want to study its dynamic in the medium and long term. Piketty

In: Historical Materialism
Author: Geoff Mann

Among its other achievements, Thomas Piketty’s Capital in the Twenty-First Century has turbocharged economics’ superlative machine. ‘Explosive’. ‘Landmark’. ‘Groundbreaking’. ‘The book of the decade’. 1 Lawrence Summers says it deserves a Nobel Prize. 2 All this for a massive (the French

In: Historical Materialism
Author: Alberto Toscano

The moment I was born I opened my eyes I reached out for my credit card I know I never did my own suit Capital it fails us now come and let us seize the time — gang of four , ‘Capital (It Fails Us Now)’ … Ever since its staggering success became patent, Thomas Piketty’s Capital

In: Historical Materialism
Author: Michael Roberts

Thomas Piketty’s magnum opus on the accumulation and distribution of wealth over the last 200 years has been greeted with the biggest noise from the great and good in mainstream (and heterodox) economics of any economics book, possibly ever. 1 It has become an Amazon non-fiction bestseller

In: Historical Materialism

). It was a scholarly volume full of graphs and charts and close-printed text, a work on economics by Thomas Piketty, Le capital au XXIe siècle (2013) (hereafter referred to as Le capital ). It was originally published by Seuil in French and translated into English as Capital in the Twenty

In: Logos
Volume Editors: Lauren Langman and David A. Smith
Twenty-First Century Inequality & Capitalism: Piketty, Marx and Beyond is a collection that begins with economist Thomas Piketty’s 2014 book. Most chapters critique Piketty from the perspective of critical theory, global political economy or public sociology, drawing on the work of Karl Marx or the Marxist tradition. The emphasis focuses on elements that are under-theorized or omitted entirely from the economists’ analysis. This includes the importance of considering class and labor dynamics, the recent rise of finance capitalism, insights from feminism, demography, and conflict studies, the Frankfurt School, the world market and the world-system, the rise of a transnational capitalist class, the coming environmental catastrophe, etc. Our goal is to fully understand and suggest action to address today’s capitalist inequality crisis.

Contributors are: Robert J. Antonio, J.I. (Hans) Bakker, Roslyn Wallach Bologh, Alessandro Bonanno, Christopher Chase-Dunn, Harry F. Dahms, Eoin Flaherty, Daniel Krier, Basak Kus, Lauren Langman, Dana Marie Louie, Peter Marcuse, Sandor Nagy, Charles Reitz, William I. Robinson, Saskia Sassen, David A. Smith, David N. Smith, Tony Smith, Michael Thompson, Sylvia Walby, Erik Olin Wright.

Introduction Drawing on the classic works of Marx and Weber and the contemporary work of economist Michael Hudson, I identify the key missing element in Piketty’s work on capital and the significance of

In: Twenty-First Century Inequality & Capitalism: Piketty, Marx and Beyond

in Piketty’s work on capital and the significance of that omission, particularly with respect to social and economic development. In his classic work on social stratification, “Class, Status and Party

In: Twenty-First Century Inequality & Capitalism: Piketty, Marx and Beyond
Author: Bernhard Emunds

BERNHARD EMUNDS Nell-Breuning und Piketty Zwei vermögenspolitische Positionen im Gespräch Die wichtigsten Veröffentlichungen des Jesuitenpaters Oswald von Nell- Breuning zur Vermögensbildung stammen aus den 1950er und frühen 1960er Jahren. Mit ihnen trug er damals zu einer breiten

In: Den Kapitalismus bändigen
Author: Sylvia Walby

Introduction Piketty has made a major contribution to social science and to public debate in his book, Capital in the Twenty-First Century. 1 Most importantly, he demonstrated the relevance of

In: Twenty-First Century Inequality & Capitalism: Piketty, Marx and Beyond