Thomas Piketty is a French economist who works on wealth and income inequality. He is a professor at the School for Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences (EHESS) and at the Paris School of Economics. Piketty is the author of the best-selling book 'Capital in the Twenty-First Century' (2013), which focuses on wealth concentrations and distribution over the past 250 years. The book argues that the rate of capital return in developed countries is persistently greater than the rate of economic growth, leading to wealth inequality. Piketty's work has sparked widespread debate and discussion on income distribution.
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This book provides a comprehensive analysis of the dynamics of capital accumulation and distribution over the last few centuries. The author argues that the rate of capital return in developed countries is persistently greater than the rate of economic growth, leading to high levels of wealth inequality. The book further suggests that the level of income inequality is not primarily a result of differences in individual labor income but rather the result of differences in capital ownership and the income derived from it. The author proposes a global tax on wealth to prevent soaring inequality.