Author Topic: Piketty - A Brief History of Equality  (Read 995 times)

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Piketty - A Brief History of Equality
« on: September 28, 2023, 11:25:58 AM »
I just read the intro to this short summary of Piketty’s work and I think I’ll keep reading.

“Concretely, we will see that since the end of the eighteenth century, the march toward equality has been based on the development of a number of specific institutional arrangements that have to be studied as such: equality before the law; universal suffrage and parliamentary democracy; free and obligatory education; universal health insurance; progressive taxes on income, inheritance, and property; joint management and labor law; freedom of the press; international law; and so on.”

I am also getting the sense that if a hunch of people feel screwed by something, then it probably is good for a few rich people.