A Façade of Anti-capitalism. © 1996-2020, Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates, and recommended public policy responses to ameliorate those negative consequences, Reviewed in the United States on July 31, 2018. "Piketty, tiketty, tock! One of the most telling of these criticisms is obvious. It became a bestseller. De plus, le Capital de Piketty n’est pas immunisé aux erreurs conceptuelles ou aux inférences statistiques douteuses. My reading motivated my reading of a critique of Piketty’s thesis of the near inevitability of income inequality, its disastrous consequences for civil society, and recommended public policy responses to ameliorate those negative consequences. In Books, Economics. His book provided something people had waited for - a new scientific theory about wealth and inequality. Ce recueil de textes et de chiffres, énoncés d'une façon accessible par d'éminents économistes, historiens, fiscalistes de plusieurs pays, démontre implacablement l'imposture du livre de Thomas Piketty! De plus, le Capital de Piketty n’est pas immunisé aux erreurs conceptuelles ou aux inférences statistiques douteuses. It is the most talked-about and most critiqued economics … Older folks unable to save enough to retire. "He's wrong and I'm right" got boring. Most of the authors herein were assembled from the "think tanks" of the wealthy and their minion of economists. Anti-Piketty : vive le capital au XXIe siècle ! Piketty wants equality for the sake of equality and heavy, heavy taxes on income and wealth to deliver that. Google their organizational associations and their past opinions. Anti-Piketty, Capital for the 21 st Century, edited by J-P Delsol, Nicolas Lecaussin and Emmanuel Martin, Cato Institute, 2017 ****. This shifts the burden for the cost of government to individual tax payers or results in more borrowing and "poor" underfunded governments. Mais il ne faudrait pas non plus déifier Piketty : toute démonstration analytique ou même statistique est empreinte des choix faits par son auteur, choix qui sont parfois de nature idéologique. His book, Capital in the Twenty-First Century, argues that in a free economy, wealth is inexorably concentrated … Does the government cut sweetheart deals on your income taxes or taxes you pay as a small business owner? How many jobs has Amazon displaced in your neighborhood? Anti-Picketty delivers a necessary and devastating takedown of Capital in the 21st Century, exposing its reliance on bad data, bad analytical methods, and bad sociology, and demonstrating the fundamental wrongness of its conclusions. Reviewed in the United States on July 14, 2019, >Thomas Piketty turned on a lightbulb...and what happens when you turn on a light in the darkness (you attract every crawling and flying pest of Creation.) Did not critique the points of Piketty’s work in either a positive or negative way. Now that the celebrity economist’s boldest ideas have been adopted by mainstream politicians, he has an even more provocative vision for transcending … Anti-Piketty: Capital for the 21st Century collects those essential criticisms from twenty specialists—economists, historians and tax experts—who provide scientific and rigorous arguments against Piketty… He is also that rarest of things: a bestselling … Refresh and try again. To see what your friends thought of this book, Anti-Piketty: Capital for the 21st-Century. This book should be read by all champions of freedom and prosperity. Partly lacking due to the format of short essays, which doesn't leave room to present much (or in a lot of cases, any) data to support the arguments. Good info by different authors in this book but it’s a bit repetitive, which is understandable because there’s much wrong with Piketty’s work. David Harvey. However, Piketty is correct in the main. I am unready to reject the core of Piketty’s argument, but based on Anti-Piketty, I understand that the argument is more nuanced. Cross posted from Brave New Europe.. Back in 2014, French economist Thomas Piketty published a blockbuster book, Capital in the 21st century. Ideas have consequences is an old cliché but it is an important one to remember. A must-read. Wealth inequality is definitely a major issue in this century and will indeed continue to be seeing as it almost always comes up in every election of most advanced economies. Piketty’s portrayal of capitalism has not gone unchallenged, and Anti-Piketty collects a number of the most important criticisms of it. And Amazon wields tremendous power. What has it replaced them with? That, imho, will destroy the incentives to do amazing things and we won't have many of the accomplishments we see in society today - cars, planes, medicines, cell phones, et cetera. However, there were . September 28, 2017. What Can We Conclude From ... a new scientific theory about wealth and inequality. Reviewed in the United States on July 18, 2019. Anyone who has read Piketty's 'Capital in the 21st Century' should spare some few extra dollars and time to read this book as well. Anti-Piketty? He advocates progressive taxation and a global wealth tax as the only way to counter the trend … Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Could it be people have no alternatives? Result, as Piketty argued, is a untenable and accelerating concentration of wealth in the hands of a very, very few individuals like Bezos. Social programs cut for the most vulnerable citizens. My takeaway is that both sides can create enough data to support their argument. It was inevitable. Anyways, don't take my word for it. A handful of low-wage contract delivery jobs that pay no health care benefits where you accelerate the depreciation of your own vehicle? A very big book. Welcome back. The Sociology of Piketty's Anti-Rich Stance by Nicolas Lecaussin ... 17. Hence, I turned to Anti-Piketty. Reviewers gushed praise on Piketty's original work and so it was shocking to read here that it is full of holes. Mais il ne faudrait pas non plus déifier Piketty : toute démonstration analytique ou même statistique est empreinte des choix faits par son auteur, choix qui sont parfois de nature idéologique. (I understand that Piketty has retracted parts of his thesis.) The wealth Amazon creates is concentrated to a handful of individuals. They show in new ways how inequality did not explode, the rich are not rentiers but rather entrepreneurs who take risks and create millions of jobs, that wealth can not indefinitely grow faster than economic growth, and that radical taxation does not solve problems but aggravates them. March 1st 2017 ". L’apport récent de Thomas Piketty à la science économique est majeur, de par la qualité de sa recherche empirique et de son impact sur le dialogue public quant aux politiques économiques. Didn't matter. They have little ability to succeed in the business world. Piketty suggests that global growth of output will slow in the coming century from 3 percent to 1.5 percent annually. Read honest and unbiased product reviews from our users. Their "paid" purpose is to debunk ANY challenge to the status quo of the world's wealthy elites. Second, Piketty and his ilk of intellectuals do not like the entrepreneur and business classes. Reviewed in the United States on December 16, 2018. If capitalism … It has influenced many politicians using very questionable tactics and data. I Read Piketty's Book As Well And This Is a Great Balance, Reviewed in the United States on January 6, 2020. Anti-Piketty: Capital for the 21st Century collects those essential criticisms from twenty specialists―economists, historians and tax experts―who provide scientific and rigorous arguments against Piketty's … Amazon CEO, Jeff Bezos, is worth $150 billion dollars and is the richest man in modern history. I have benefited from reading the two books by having a balanced view of the implications of unfettered wealth and income inequality (Piketty's Work) as well as the unintended ramifications of implementing Piketty's suggestions (Anti-Piketty). A French economists wrote a flawed book that has been used by socialist to justify their policies. Meanwhile everyone else struggles to get by. Do yourself a favor, and read the Anti- book after Piketty's, so that you are at least aware of the problems. A. Get Real: A Review of Thomas Piketty's Capital in the 21st Century by Donald J. Boudreaux; Section 7. Piketty’s idealism is not neutral. Thomas Piketty has written a book called Capital that has caused quite a stir. Anti-Piketty exposes the numerous errors and outright deceit that Piketty used to reach his inaccurate conclusions. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Further, Amazon pays far lower than the statutory tax rate (estimated at around 11% google "how much does amazon pay in taxes"). Thomas Piketty is a French economist and former wunderkind, who obtained his PhD from the London School of Economics at twenty-two. Database science allows us to simply perform a descending dollar by wealth analysis and then bring to justice the offending organizations and their generational genocidal history. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. How many local retail jobs and mom and pops has it displaced? Comme disent les économistes : on peut torturer les chiffres jusqu’à temps qu’ils avouent. French economist Thomas Piketty is the darling of the international Left. His book provided something people had waited for - a new scientific theory about wealth and inequality. Anti-Piketty Capital for the 21st Century. They challenge the veracity of Piketty’s data and the validity of his conclusions. Book Review by Michael Roberts. The overvaluation of politics for the sake of politics — rather than for its capacity to alter the bases of the production regime — is a path to … Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. On who's right, my conclusion comes down to several points. Reviewed in the United States on June 27, 2019. Its influence on politics also cannot be denied. Young people saddled with insurmountable student loan debt that will dog them their entire lives. These researchers, who come from many countries and many backgrounds, examine the notions of inequality, growth, wealth and capital that Piketty treated in his book. This is an excellent slicing and dicing of one of the most overrated books in recent years. Nevertheless, this book does however feel a bit too repetitive seeing as it is essentially a collection of several articles with more or less similar arguments against Piketty's theories. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. Get this from a library! They don't have resumes of deep "research" but are merely the "spin doctors" and paid minion of the top 1% of world wealth. This very site, Amazon, is a glaring example of one of his arguments. I have benefited from reading the two books by having a balanced view of the implications of unfettered wealth and income inequality (Piketty's Work) as well as the unintended ramifications of implementing Piketty's suggestions (Anti-Piketty). Néanmoins, la démonstration de Piketty est remarquable par son objectivité et sa transparence, ce qui laisse un travail difficile à ses détracteurs. How many cites went scrambling to cut Amazon a sweetheart deal when they announced they were opening up a new HQ? I was impressed by Piketty’s original book, which I read twice. Read it for yourself and decide. In a review in Democracy, Lawrence Summers, perhaps the foremost representative of the economics elite at the highest reaches of the recent policymaking apparatus, ushered in what became the academic establishment’s agreed-upon reason for dismissing Capital in the Twenty-First Century, aside from its empirical contribution: that Piketty… Fine. Reviewed in the United States on April 21, 2019. It is unfortunate that Capital in the Twenty-First Century wasn't peer reviewed, and then a decision made about whether it should be published (at all, or at least as-is). This book demonstrates that while some of Piketty's original analysis is valid, his policy … I read Piketty's book as well to understand both sides of the story. I was impressed by Piketty’s original book, which I read twice. Be the first to ask a question about Anti-Piketty. They are intellectuals and are used to being the top dog and will do anything they can to bring people back to their level. Ses nombreuses erreurs, ses manipulations de chiffres, ses oublis volontaires ou pas, sont passés au crible et ne laissent aucun doute sur le manque de fiabilité de "Le capital au XXIe Siècle" et le manque d'honnêteté de son auteur. Cato Institute, 2017 When Thomas Piketty’s Capital in the 21st Century was published in 2015, it suffered an unexpected fate for a treatise of 700 pages, filled with statistics and equations. Anti-Piketty est un livre collectif orchestré par Jean-Philippe Delsol, qui vise à réfuter et rassembler plusieurs critiques au livre majeur de Piketty. Let us know what’s wrong with this preview of, Published There is nothing like reading a history or biography book and being so completely transported to another time and place that you find... Thomas Piketty's book Capital in the Twenty-First Century has enjoyed great success, both among academics and the general public. While no tome is perfect I found Capital for the 21st century thought provoking in that it described a capitalist system that resembles the one I experience. It also analyzes reviews to verify trustworthiness. In brief. Of course, Piketty was going to be branded a "socialist" when his book became a surprise best seller -- despite jis outright claim he is not advocating socialism. However, there were major criticisms of not only the vision, the empirical and historical work, and the theory but also of the political recommendations of Thomas Piketty. We’d love your help. (This is the sum of the growth rates of population and productivity, … Every generation some neo-Marxist comes along to rehash … The introduction, which reads like a poor Facebook commentary, was off-putting. And while as with any other theoretical work be it relativity theory, Cognitive neurology or the Historical Jesus Pikety's book raised more questions than answers. Add comment. The US Is Having An Anti-Piketty Moment. Wealth inequality is definite. Piketty on Management and Wealth by Henri Lepage; 5. 3 Min read. Anti-Piketty : capital for the 21st century. Repeating the … Anti-Picketty delivers a necessary and devastating takedown of Capital in the 21st Century, exposing its reliance on bad data, bad analytical methods, and bad sociology, and demonstrating the fundamental … Don't take that job. I reckon that no matter which side of the political spectrum you hail from, whether left or right or even in between, one should seek to approach it rationally and not just emotionally and some false sense of allegiance to a particular political divide. Bogged down in what seemed to me "intellectual" smugness pointing out where he was incorrect (important, but...) with no/little commentary discussing the "so what." Anti-Piketty: Capital for the 21st Century collects those essential criticisms from twenty specialists--economists, historians and tax experts--who provide scientific and rigorous arguments against Piketty's … The ultimate guide to shutting down conservative anti-Piketty hysteria ... James Pethokoukis, a formidable writer, went full hack for his National Review review, Thanks to Piketty, … Brings to light many flaws in Picketty’s analysis. Rob Wile. Its influence on politics also cannot be denied. Who is paying the balance? My reading motivated my reading of a critique of Piketty’s thesis of the near inevitability of income inequality, its disastrous consequences for civil society, and recommended public policy responses to ameliorate those negative consequences. But most of the articles were thoughtful critiques. Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. Finally, I'd argue that capitalism has been responsible for lifting the collection of humanity over the last several hundred years more than any economic construct in history. 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