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From Capital to Property: History and Justice in the Work of Thomas Piketty

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  • Nicolas Brisset

    (Université Côte d'Azur, France
    GREDEG, CNRS)

  • Benoît Walraevens

    (Université de Caen-Normandie, France
    CREM, CNRS)

Abstract

This article reviews Thomas Piketty's latest book, Capital and Ideology (2020). We begin by placing the work in the context of the thesis developed by the author in his previous works, before pointing out a number of limitations. We first question Piketty's way of thinking about capitalism, before discussing his theory of ideology. Finally, we will try to define the scope and limits of Piketty's vision of overcoming capitalism, that is, his vision of a just society, a "participatory socialism", as it is presented in the last chapter of the book.

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  • Nicolas Brisset & Benoît Walraevens, 2021. "From Capital to Property: History and Justice in the Work of Thomas Piketty," GREDEG Working Papers 2021-28, Groupe de REcherche en Droit, Economie, Gestion (GREDEG CNRS), Université Côte d'Azur, France.
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    Thomas Piketty; Capitalism; Property; Ideology; Social Justice;
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    • B4 - Schools of Economic Thought and Methodology - - Economic Methodology
    • B51 - Schools of Economic Thought and Methodology - - Current Heterodox Approaches - - - Socialist; Marxian; Sraffian
    • D63 - Microeconomics - - Welfare Economics - - - Equity, Justice, Inequality, and Other Normative Criteria and Measurement
    • N01 - Economic History - - General - - - Development of the Discipline: Historiographical; Sources and Methods

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