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Piketty's Grandchildren

Capital & Class, Forthcoming

7 Pages Posted: 15 Sep 2014  

Nicholas Vrousalis

Leiden University - Institute of Political Science

Date Written: September 1, 2014


This review of Piketty (2014) argues that, although the author does a fine job outlining capitalism's 'fundamental structural contradiction', it completely misconstrues the set of policies and the kind of agency that would be required to remove it.

Keywords: inequality, Piketty, class, exploitation

JEL Classification: B22, E60, H50, N14, 011, P16, P26

Suggested Citation

Vrousalis, Nicholas, Piketty's Grandchildren (September 1, 2014). Capital & Class, Forthcoming. Available at SSRN:

Nicholas Vrousalis (Contact Author)

Leiden University - Institute of Political Science ( email )

Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences
PO Box 9555
Leiden, 2300 RB

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