Crossing the Atlantic like an intellectual tsunami, this study by French economist Piketty takes a long view of historical data to present an intriguing treatise on capital and income inequality. The audiobook has several major weaknesses; the pacing is relentless and rushed, and structurally the listener is unable to mull over an economic formula or the implications of tax policy as the narration continues without a chance to work through them. On the positive side, L.J. Ganser’s voice and accents are superb, and emphasis is well placed. Especially appreciated are the numerous charts available for download and appropriately referenced in the narration. Whether they agree or disagree with Piketty’s policy arguments, serious students of economics or public policy will find much to digest. M.L.R. © AudioFile 2014, Portland, Maine [Published: JULY 2014]
Digital Download Audible, Inc./ Brilliance Audio 2014
CD ISBN 978-1-4915-3464-9 $39.99 Twenty-two CDs
MP3-CD ISBN 978-1-4915-3465-6 $14.99 Two MP3-CDs
DD ISBN $39.95
Library Ed. Brilliance Audio 2014
CD ISBN 978-1-4915-3466-3 $87.97 Twenty-two CDs
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