The renowned economist and author of Capital in the Twenty-First Century distills his research on the history of inequality into an accessible, engaging guide to creating a fairer, more sustainable world.
In this unique work, Thomas Piketty presents a synthesis of his historical and comparative research on inequalities. Addressing topics as varied as education, inheritance, the climate crisis, the taxation of wealth, and gender disparities, it challenges the idea that there could be natural inequalities and shows that the march toward equality has always depended on political and social struggles.
Adapted from Piketty’s 2022 lecture at the Musée du Quai Branly – Jacques Chirac, Nature, Culture, and Inequality makes his important argument available to a wider audience for the first time. With a clear, conversational tone, he provides a strong foundation of data and concrete examples of how we can continue to level the playing field.