A New York Times #1 Best Seller
An Amazon #1 Best Seller
A Wall Street Journal #1 Best Seller
A USA Today Best Seller
A Sunday Times Best Seller
Winner of the Financial Times and McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award
Winner of the British Academy Medal
Finalist, National Book Critics Circle Award
It seems safe to say that Capital in the Twenty-First Century, the magnum opus of the French economist Thomas Piketty, will be the most important economics book of the yearand maybe of the decade.
Paul Krugman, New York Times
The book aims to revolutionize the way people think about the economic history of the past two centuries. It may well manage the feat.
Pikettys Capital in the Twenty-First Century is an intellectual tour de force, a triumph of economic history over the theoretical, mathematical modeling that has come to dominate the economics profession in recent years.
Steven Pearlstein, Washington Post
Piketty has written an extraordinarily important book
In its scale and sweep it brings us back to the founders of political economy.
Martin Wolf, Financial Times
A sweeping account of rising inequality
Piketty has written a book that nobody interested in a defining issue of our era can afford to ignore.
John Cassidy, New Yorker
Stands a fair chance of becoming the most influential work of economics yet published in our young century. It is the most important study of inequality in over fifty years.
Timothy Shenk, The Nation