Capital in the Twenty-First Century

Capital in the Twenty-First Century

WITH a hardback edition that is almost 700 pages long and weighs more than a kilogramme, Thomas Piketty’s Capital in the Twenty-First Century possesses a daunting physical presence that can perhaps partially explain why it has the dubious distinction of being a book that, despite topping multiple bestseller lists when it was published last year, has largely remained unread. Indeed, according to Amazon, the majority of people who downloaded the book for their Kindle e-readers did not even make it through the first chapter. This is not surprising since Capital is not an easy read; while the English translation […]