Skip to main content

InequalityCityRichPoor_Andreas Wecker_Flickr Andreas Wecker/Flickr

皮凯蒂和时代精神

普林斯顿——最近无论我去哪里、见哪些人都会听到同样的问题:你怎么看待托马斯·皮凯蒂?这个问题其实包含两层意思:你怎么看待皮凯蒂的著作,你对皮凯蒂现象有何见解?

回答第一个问题相对容易。我侥幸成为英文版资本在二十一世纪一书最早的读者。出版皮凯蒂著作的哈佛大学出版社在这部书出版前曾给我寄过校样,希望我能写一份封底简介。我很高兴能有此幸运,因为这本书的广度、深度和远大目标都让我啧啧称奇。

我对皮凯蒂、伊曼纽尔·赛斯、安东尼·阿特金森还有其他人在收入分配领域所进行的实证研究当然非常熟悉。这项研究已经在超级富豪收入增长问题上做出了令人吃惊的新发现。研究表明许多发达经济体的不平等状况已远非二十世纪初可比。这部著作本身就称得上是才华横溢。

We hope you're enjoying Project Syndicate.

To continue reading, subscribe now.

Subscribe

Get unlimited access to PS premium content, including in-depth commentaries, book reviews, exclusive interviews, On Point, the Big Picture, the PS Archive, and our annual year-ahead magazine.

https://prosyn.org/4gxYQO5/zh;
  1. reinhart39_ Sha HantingChina News ServiceVisual China Group via Getty Images_jerome powell Sha Hanting/China News Service/Visual China Group via Getty Images

    Jerome Powell’s Dilemma

    Carmen M. Reinhart & Vincent Reinhart

    There is a reason that the US Federal Reserve chair often has a haunted look. Probably to his deep and never-to-be-expressed frustration, the Fed is setting monetary policy in a way that increases the likelihood that President Donald Trump will be reelected next year.

    0
  2. mallochbrown10_ANDREW MILLIGANAFPGetty Images_boris johnson cow Andrew Milligan/AFP/Getty Images

    Brexit House of Cards

    Mark Malloch-Brown

    Following British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's suspension of Parliament, and an appeals court ruling declaring that act unlawful, the United Kingdom finds itself in a state of political frenzy. With rational decision-making having become all but impossible, any new political agreement that emerges is likely to be both temporary and deeply flawed.

    1
  3. sufi2_getty Images_graph Getty Images

    Could Ultra-Low Interest Rates Be Contractionary?

    Ernest Liu, et al.

    Although low interest rates have traditionally been viewed as positive for economic growth because they encourage businesses to invest in enhancing productivity, this may not be the case. Instead, Ernest Liu, Amir Sufi, and Atif Mian contend, extremely low rates may lead to slower growth by increasing market concentration and thus weakening firms' incentive to boost productivity.

Cookies and Privacy

We use cookies to improve your experience on our website. To find out more, read our updated Cookie policy, Privacy policy and Terms & Conditions