Thomas Piketty's tome, "Capitalism," contrary to the one star evaluations given by most Amazon reviewers, who mindlessly think it somehow is a "pro-Communist tract," is instead a serious academic work. It is not a polemic or attack on capitalism per se, but quite the contrary: It is an unsubtle "defense" of Capitalism as the last-standing viable economic/political system in the world. A view I have no trouble agreeing with.
The author uses as his data base, the evolutionary experience of the most successful capitalist countries since the capitalist experiment began with the post-medieval industrial revolution. The thoroughness of his analysis will surely set the terms of future debates about both the meaning, continued viability, and possible future evolutionary developments of capitalism as a successful world-changing economic engine.
viable economic/political system in the world. A view I have no trouble agreeing with.
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