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Piketty, Thomas (Author) & Goldhammer, Arthur (Translator). THE ECONOMICS OF INEQUALITY AND CAPITAL IN THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University/Belknap Press, 2015. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 145 pages. As New/As New.

Scarce Thomas Piketty collectible set. A pristine copy of the economist/author's "Capital In The Twenty-First Century" with a pristine copy of "The Economics of Inequality". The latter is the author's book-length prequel to "Capital". Two of the most important books of our time. About "The Economics of Inequality": The first appearance of the title in English and in the United States. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. Published in a regular first print run as a hardcover original only. Presents Thomas Piketty's "The Economics of Inequality". Piketty's exhaustive "Capital In The Twenty-First Century" pushed the problem of inequality to the forefront of public debate. He wrote "The Economics of Inequality" as an Introduction to the conceptual and factual background necessary for interpreting changes in economic inequality over time. "Piketty begins by explaining how inequality evolves and how economists measure it. In subsequent chapters, he explores variances in income and ownership of capital and the variety of policies used to reduce these gaps. Along the way, with characteristic clarity and precision, he introduces key ideas about the relationship between labor and capital, the effects of different systems of taxation, the distinction between 'historical' and 'political' time, the impact of education and technological change, the nature of capital markets, the role of unions, and the apparent tensions between the pursuit of efficiency and the pursuit of fairness. Succinct, accessible, and authoritative, this is the ideal place to start for those who want to understand the fundamental issues at the heart of one of the most pressing concerns in contemporary economics and politics" (Publisher's blurb). An absolute "must-have" set for Thomas Piketty collectors. This title is a great text. It comes with a pristine copy of Thomas Piketty's "Capital In The Twenty-First Century". This is one of few copies of the First American Edition/First Printing (explicitly indicated as such on the Copyright Page) still available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. Please note: While it gives explicit "First Printing" statement for "The Economics of Inequality", Harvard University did NOT give print-run indications for "Capital In The Twenty-First Century", which was published with two different DJ's. Determining which copy is the true first is entirely dependent on the presence of the correct DJ rather than the book itself. A scarce set thus. Thomas Piketty's "Capital In The Twenty-First Century" is widely regarded as one of the seminal books of our time. A fine collectible set. . ISBN 0674504801. $150.00

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