Thomas Piketty Quotes

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Thomas Piketty Quotes

There is a fundamentalist belief by capitalists that capital will save the world, and it just isnt so.
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When you are an entrepreneur, you have founded your own firm, it is so easy to find that you exist - you are the main shareholder of your company; it is very easy to look at the stock market position of your company to know how rich you are.

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I believe in the power of ideas, I believe in the power of books, but you have to give them time.

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Private property and the market system are good not only to promote innovation and to promote growth; private property and the market system are good for our personal freedom.

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The U.S. is the country that invented progressive taxation of income and of inherited wealth in the 1910s and '20s.

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We know too little about global wealth dynamics, so we need international transmission of bank information.

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I was born too late to have any temptation with communism, or at least Soviet-type communism. Travelling in Eastern Europe and the ex-Soviet Union, you clearly don't want to defend a system that would have empty shops and a totalitarian regime and internal passports.

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Indeed, the distribution of wealth is too important an issue to be left to economists, sociologists, historians, and philosophers.

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It's not Utopian to believe that we can create a global registry of financial assets so we know who owns what in different countries.

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