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  • Time for Socialism

  • Dispatches from a World on Fire, 2016-2021
  • By: Thomas Piketty
  • Narrated by: L.J. Ganser
  • Length: 8 hrs and 2 mins
  • 4.3 out of 5 stars (6 ratings)

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Summary

A chronicle of events that shook the world from the author of Capital in the Twenty‑First Century 

Over the past four years, world-renowned economist Thomas Piketty documented his close observations on current events through a regular column in the French newspaper Le Monde. His pen captured the rise and fall of Trump, the drama of Brexit, Macron’s ascendance to the French presidency, the unfolding of a global pandemic, and much else besides, always through the lens of Piketty’s fight for a more equitable world.

This collection brings together those articles and is prefaced by an extended introductory essay, in which Piketty argues that the time has come to support an inclusive and expansive conception of socialism as a counterweight against the hypercapitalism that defines our current economic ideology. These essays offer a first draft of history from one of the world’s leading economists and public figures, detailing the struggle against inequalities and tax evasion, in favor of a federalist Europe and a globalization more respectful of work and the environment.

©2021 Thomas Piketty (P)2021 Recorded Books

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  • 20-03-22

Great book. Lots of data

Excellent book for understanding dangers of capitalism & racism. it is heavy on data (which makes it a little tough to manage as an audio book, but still with it. motivates me to purchase a hard copy.

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  • Scott Klinger
  • 16-03-22

Good book - but most is not about US

I learned a lot from Piketty;s new book, but US readers should know that most of it is about the UK, France and other nations of Europe.

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  • P. Dean
  • 16-01-22

Don't bother

This is just a complication of op-ed pieces. I wish he'd used then as a basis for a coherent argument but alas. It's major plus is brevity otherwise read Capital and Ideology instead.

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