Book The economics of inequality / Thomas Piketty ; translated by Arthur Goldhammer.
Publication year: 2015.
Call Number HB523 .P54713 2015
Media class: Book
Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts ;London, England : The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674504806 0674504801
"First published a L' économie des inégalités, 1997"--Title page verso.
Translated from the French.
Extent: vii, 142 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
"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.
Note to the reader -- Introduction -- Measurement of inequality and its evolution -- Capital-labor inequality -- Inequality of labor income -- Instruments of redistribution -- References -- Contents in detail -- Index.