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Critical Remarks on Piketty's 'Capital in the Twenty-first Century'

Stefan Homburg

Hannover Economic Papers (HEP) from Leibniz Universität Hannover, Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät

Abstract: This paper discusses the central macroeconomic claims that are made in Thomas Piketty's book 'Capital in the Twenty-first Century'. The paper aims to show that Piketty's contentions are not only logically flawed but also contradicted by his own data.

Keywords: Capital; wealth; income distribution; taxes (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: D31 E H24 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 10 pages
Date: 2014-04, Revised 2014-10
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