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Why Save the Bankers?
Author: Professor Thomas Piketty

ISBN: 9780544663329
Format: Hardcover
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 5 April 2016
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.1 x 14.5 x 2.8
Description:
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 ...

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