Krzysztof Opolski, Agata Kocia
Vol no: 16
Thomas Piketty, a professor at the Paris School of Economics, is not yet widely known in the global scientific economic community. However, his name may soon appear in the world’s scientific firmament, as he has published an extremely interesting, but also very intellectually provocative book, entitled: “Capital in the Twenty-First Century” (Capital in the Twenty-First Century – English translation, published by Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2014). The starting point of the author’s considerations is to show the great economic inequalities of the modern world, especially in the aspect of the almost unbelievable wealth belonging to about 1% of the richest people.