Book Talk: Capital in the Twenty-First Century

When & Where
The Green Arcade
1680 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
April 15, 2014 - 7:00pm
415 431 6800


What are the grand dynamics that drive the accumulation and distribution of capital? Questions about the long-term evolution of inequality, the concentration of wealth, and the prospects for economic growth lie at the heart of political economy. The main driver of inequality—the tendency of returns on capital to exceed the rate of economic growth—today threatens to generate extreme inequalities that stir discontent and undermine democratic values. Political action has curbed dangerous inequalities in the past, Piketty says, and may do so again.