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Capital in the Twenty-First Century, Book summary & review. Thomas Piketty.

#capitalinthe21stcentury #ThomasPiketty #LecapitalauXXIesiècle Capital in the 21st Century. What are the grand dynamics that drive the accumulation and distribution of capital? Questions about the long-term evolution of inequality, the concentration of wealth, and the prospects for economic growth lie at the heart of political economy. But satisfactory answers have been hard to find for lack of adequate data and clear guiding theories. In Capital in the Twenty-First Century, Thomas...

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Reflecting on Chapter 7 from "Capital in the 21st Century" by Thomas Piketty

Today I read part of chapter 7 from the book "Capital in the 21st Century" by Thomas Piketty. It was a really interesting chapter and hoped I summarized/questioned it well here. Stay tuned for more content on reviewing "Capital in the 21st Century"! Image source used in the video from: https://blogbibhecparis.wordpress.com/2014/06/16/capital-in-the-twenty-first-century-sparking-a-debate/

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Kapital og ideologi – et kritisk blikk på Piketty og Norge

Den franske økonomen Thomas Piketty er blitt hyllet internasjonalt for sine bidrag til en grundigere og mer systematisk forståelse av utviklingen av, og årsakene til, den økende økonomiske ulikheten. I 2020 kom Piketty med boka «Kapital og Ideologi» - en oppfølger av den nå verdenskjente «Kapitalen i det 21.århundret». Her tar han for seg ulikhetens politiske og ideologiske historie og diskuterer hvordan ideologier...

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The G7 legalizes the right to defraud

Last weekend, the G7 ministers announced their intention to apply a minimum tax rate of 15% on the offshore profits of multinationals. Let us be clear: if we leave it at that, it is nothing more and nothing less than the formalisation of a real licence to defraud for the most powerful players. For small and medium-sized enterprises as well as for the working and middle classes, it is impossible to create a subsidiary to relocate its profits or income to a tax haven. For all these...

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What I learned from Thomas Piketty Capital in the 21st Century (and Floyd Mayweather)

In most of history and most countries, the top decile owned most of the total wealth. This could be assumed as a constant of societies. Governments and laws of course play a role in smoothing out the distribution to make it fairer, but the scope of its impacts in my opinion will stay limited. What you can do instead is to Become So Good They Can't Ignore You (Cal Newport). I highly recommend reading Cal Newport's books: Become So Good They Can't Ignore You and Deep Work. You can check his...

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