Capital and Ideology

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Capital and Ideology
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AuthorThomas Piketty
Original titleCapital et Idéologie
TranslatorArthur Goldhammer (English)
SubjectsCapitalism, economic history, economic inequality
Publication date
12 September 2019
Published in English
March 2020
Media typePrint (Hardback)
Pages1150 pp.
ISBN978-2-02-133804-1 (France)

Capital and Ideology (French: Capital et Idéologie)[1] is a 2019 book by French economist Thomas Piketty.[2] Capital and Ideology follows Piketty's 2013 book Capital in the Twenty-First Century, which focused on wealth and income inequality in Europe and the United States.

Capital and Ideology has a wider scope than its predecessor, and Piketty has expressed his preference for the 2019 book.[3] In the book, Piketty outlines potential means of redistributing wealth, and explores historical and contemporary justifications for inequality.[4] Methods for redistributing wealth proposed in the book include the "inheritance for all," a payment distributed to citizens by their country at the age of 25.[4]


  1. ^ Riché, Pascal; Aeschimann, Eric (September 4, 2019). "Thomas Piketty : « Il est temps de dépasser le capitalisme »". L'Obs (in French). Retrieved 15 September 2019.
  2. ^ Charrel, Marie (12 September 2019). "Thomas Piketty : " Tous les discours décrivant les inégalités comme inévitables sont battus en brèche par l'histoire "". Le Monde. Retrieved 12 September 2019.
  3. ^ Horobin, William (12 September 2019). "Thomas Piketty Is Back With a 1,200-Page Guide to Abolishing Billionaires". Bloomberg. Retrieved 12 September 2019.
  4. ^ a b Elliott, Larry (9 September 2019). "Thomas Piketty's new War and Peace-sized book published on Thursday". The Guardian. Retrieved 12 September 2019.