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The Resource Why Save the Bankers?, Thomas Piketty, (electronic resource)

Why Save the Bankers?, Thomas Piketty, (electronic resource)

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Why Save the Bankers?
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Why Save the Bankers?
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Thomas Piketty
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Incisive commentary on the financial meltdown and its aftermath, from the author of the bestselling global phenomenon Capital in the Twenty-First Century Thomas Piketty's work has proved that unfettered markets lead to increasing inequality. Without meaningful regulation, capitalist economies will concentrate wealth in an ever smaller number of hands. Armed with this knowledge, democratic societies face a defining challenge: fending off a new aristocracy. For years, Piketty has wrestled with this problem in his monthly newspaper column, which pierces the surface of current events to reveal the economic forces underneath. Why Save the Bankers? brings together selected columns, now translated and annotated, from the period book-ended by the September 2008 collapse of Lehman Brothers and the Paris attacks of November 2015. In between, writing from the vantage point of his native France, Piketty brilliantly decodes the European sovereign debt crisis, an urgent struggle against the tyranny of markets that bears lessons for the world at large. And along the way, he weighs in on oligarchy in the United States, wonders whether debts actually need to be paid back, and discovers surprising lessons about inequality by examining the career of Steve Jobs. Coursing with insight and flashes of wit, these brief essays offer a view of recent history through the eyes of one of the most influential economic thinkers of our time
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Why Save the Bankers?, Thomas Piketty, (electronic resource)
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9780544663299
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Label
Why Save the Bankers?, Thomas Piketty, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Dimensions
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780544663299
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Stock number
4CFC7635-4823-4C13-86F2-2E912ECD2855
System details
  • Adobe EPUB eBook
  • Kindle Book
  • OverDrive Read

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