Thursday, April 10, 2014

Completed the first reading of Capital 21

with the help of Capital is Back by Piketty and Zucman. Because the book is long, I lost some threads, misunderstood some and miscalculated. The paper is briefer about 35 pages long and has some of the main points. It helped but the book is clear enough. The more technical parts are being discussed by many economists which I will link off and on. A recent one by Steve Roth looks interesting. On the whole I like the book, though a shorter book might have been better. It helps us to understand some of the problems and think about them. I will start rereading parts of it again.
P.S. Here is another readable one The Short Guide to Capital in the Twenty-First Century
Paul Krugman's review is also out.

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