The return of the best-selling, award-winning ecomist extraordinaire. Thomas Piketty's Capital in the Twenty-First Century was a critically acclaimed, prize-winning best-seller, with more than 2 million copies sold around the world. With the same powerful evidence and range of reference, Chronicles answers questions on subjects ranging from wealth and inequality to Europe and the global ecomy. It sets out Piketty's thinking through his analysis of the financial crisis, what has happened since and where we should go from here. Tackling a wider range of subjects than Capital, from Barack Obama to the migration crisis, it comprises the very best of his writing from the past ten years. Translated into English for the first time, it will bring much-needed clarity to our common future and further cement Piketty's reputation as one of the world's leading thinkers today.
Thomas Piketty is Professor of Economics at the Paris School of Economics and Centennial Professor at the LSE. His book Capital in the Twenty-First Century, which argued that when the rate of return on capital exceeds the rate of economic growth, the resulting unequal distribution of wealth causes instability, has global sales so far of more than 2m copies.