Capital and ideology

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Goldhammer, Arthur, translator.
Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press, [2020].
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Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press, [2020].
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ix, 1,093 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm


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"First published in French as Capital et idéologie, Éditions du Seuil, Paris, 2019"--Title page verso.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
"Thomas Piketty's bestselling Capital in the Twenty-First Century galvanized global debate about inequality. In this audacious follow-up, Piketty challenges us to revolutionize how we think about politics, ideology, and history. He exposes the ideas that have sustained inequality for the past millennium, reveals why the shallow politics of right and left are failing us today, and outlines the structure of a fairer economic system. Our economy, Piketty observes, is not a natural fact. Markets, profits, and capital are all historical constructs that depend on choices. Piketty explores the material and ideological interactions of conflicting social groups that have given us slavery, serfdom, colonialism, communism, and hypercapitalism, shaping the lives of billions. He concludes that the great driver of human progress over the centuries has been the struggle for equality and education and not, as often argued, the assertion of property rights or the pursuit of stability. The new era of extreme inequality that has derailed that progress since the 1980s, he shows, is partly a reaction against communism, but it is also the fruit of ignorance, intellectual specialization, and our drift toward the dead-end politics of identity. Once we understand this, we can begin to envision a more balanced approach to economics and politics. Piketty argues for a new "participatory" socialism, a system founded on an ideology of equality, social property, education, and the sharing of knowledge and power"--,Provided by publisher.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Piketty, T., & Goldhammer, A. (2020). Capital and ideology . Harvard University Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Piketty, Thomas, 1971- and Arthur, Goldhammer. 2020. Capital and Ideology. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Piketty, Thomas, 1971- and Arthur, Goldhammer. Capital and Ideology Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press, 2020.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Piketty, Thomas, and Arthur Goldhammer. Capital and Ideology Harvard University Press, 2020.

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