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The Progressive Policy Think Tank

Capital in the twenty-first century

Listen to Thomas Piketty's speech in which he discusses his groundbreaking work, Capital in the Twenty-First Century, and its profound implications for politics and economics in the UK.

Thomas Piketty's new book has already been hailed as 'one of the watershed books in economic thinking'. Its argument is that the tendency in modern capitalism for returns on capital to exceed the rate of economic growth today threatens to generate extreme inequalities that stir discontent and undermine democratic values. This poses serious challenges to progressives everywhere. Professor Piketty's solutions are similarly bold.

Thomas Piketty on the crisis in modern capitalism  View audio page

Download Professor Piketty's presentation slides.

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