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A brief history of equality / Thomas Piketty ; translated by Steven Rendall.

Piketty, Thomas, 1971- (author.). Rendall, Steven, (translator.).


"In this powerful new work, Thomas Piketty reminds us that rising inequality is not inevitable. Over the centuries, we have been moving toward greater equality. Piketty guides us with elegance and concision through the great movements that have made the modern world and shows how we can learn from them to make equality a lasting reality"-- Provided by publisher.

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  • ISBN: 9780674273559
  • Physical Description: viii, 274 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
  • Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts : The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, [2022]

Content descriptions

General Note:
First published in French as Une bréve histoire de l'égalité, Éditions du Seuil, 2021.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
The movement toward equality: the first milestones -- The slow deconcentration of power and property -- The heritage of slavery and colonialism -- The question of reparations -- Revolution, status, and class -- The "great redistribution": 1914-1980 -- Democracy, socialism, and progressive taxation -- Real equality against discrimination -- Exiting neo-colonialism -- Toward a democratic, ecological, and multicultural socialism.
Language Note:
Translated from the French.
Subject: Equality > History.
Social classes > History.
Income distribution > History.

Available copies

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Prince Rupert Library.


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