A Review of Thomas Piketty’s Capital in the Twenty-First Century by David Singh Grewal

CAPITAL IN THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY. By Thomas Piketty. Cambridge, Mass: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press. 2014. Pp. 685. $39.95. Reviewed by David Singh Grewal.  The past year has seen the surprising ascent of French economist Thomas Piketty to ‘rock star’ status. The reading public’s appetite for his economic treatise seems motivated by a growing unease about economic inequality and an anxiety that the ‘Great Recession’, which followed the financial crisis of 2008, defines a new economic normal. The seemingly plutocratic response to the crisis has become the focus of angry attacks by protesters on both left and right, but their criticisms have had little practical effect, even while subsequent events have confirmed their fears … (more)

Grewal, David Singh, Book Review: The Laws of Capitalism (October 26, 2014). Harvard Law Review, Vol 128, p 626, 2014.

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