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Poll results: Will you read Capital in the Twenty-First Century?

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  • Hell Yes, it could be a game changer!

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  • Maybe I'll get around to it.......

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  • No way you filthy hippy

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  • Why do you hate America SOOO Much??!!

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    Capital in the Twenty-First Century

    Capital in the Twenty-First Century
    Thomas Piketty

    Published By:
    http://www.hup.harvard.edu/catalog.p...=9780674430006

    Have any of you purchased this book or planning to buy in the near future??

    I was a little slow getting my order in and found out getting this book in the USA is very difficult right now.......so I got a copy from India by boat in 10 days

    Some news:
    Economist:
    http://www.economist.com/blogs/charl...thomas-piketty
    and

    NYT
    http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/27/fa...tion.html?_r=0
    and
    http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/25/op...p&rref=opinion
    “The way of acquiescence leads to moral and spiritual suicide. The way of violence leads to bitterness in the survivors and brutality in the destroyers. But, the way of non-violence leads to redemption and the creation of the beloved community.”
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    You know that reading a book would require me to read don't you. That is very unAmerican. How dare you ask me to even consider a book. It does look interesting though, maybe I'll wait for the movie.
    I don't pretend to understand Brannigan's Law. I merely enforce it.

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    Already Out

    The movie is already out and a MUST SEE

    http://inequalityforall.com/

    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2215151/
    “The way of acquiescence leads to moral and spiritual suicide. The way of violence leads to bitterness in the survivors and brutality in the destroyers. But, the way of non-violence leads to redemption and the creation of the beloved community.”
    Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
    - See more at: http://www.thekingcenter.org/king-ph....r7W02j3S.dpuf

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    Update

    #1 I won't let this thread die.....until I've read the book.....

    I'm still waiting for delivery from India......looks like it may be rounding the cape of good hope right about now......
    “The way of acquiescence leads to moral and spiritual suicide. The way of violence leads to bitterness in the survivors and brutality in the destroyers. But, the way of non-violence leads to redemption and the creation of the beloved community.”
    Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
    - See more at: http://www.thekingcenter.org/king-ph....r7W02j3S.dpuf

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    Got it......

    The book came in from India this weekend.....a note says not to be sold outside India, Maldives, Bangladesh....etc.....LOL
    Loved the introduction so far......
    “The way of acquiescence leads to moral and spiritual suicide. The way of violence leads to bitterness in the survivors and brutality in the destroyers. But, the way of non-violence leads to redemption and the creation of the beloved community.”
    Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
    - See more at: http://www.thekingcenter.org/king-ph....r7W02j3S.dpuf

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    ummmmhhhhh this is like a long time to not know what Zoning Goddess is reading. I know you're reading, I just don't know what. How am i supposed to go about my day, attending to the affairs of my life without knowing what you are reading?!?!?? I know you finished your book and started again because it takes you like three days to read 6000 pages, so what gives? Ok, I see. Now you're just toying with me, not saying what you're reading. Is it good? I can't see the cover...just come on! Tell me! Tell me! What are you READING!?!??!??!!!! I'll find your book and burn it if you don't tell me!!! Never mind, I don't care. I couldn't care less what you're reading..OK that's a lie, what are you reading!?!? I'm going to start typing gibberish all over this thread if you don't tell me. It'll be your fault. I can't be blamed. It's on you. Gibberish on your hands, ZG. Fine. Gibberish it is. I'll bring the gibberish, Oh, I can bring it baby. Bringin on the gibberish. What do you mean I already started? That's just unnecessary roughness. Are you reading a sports book? Is that why your silence on the matter is so aggressive? Silence can so be aggressive. Watch. Feel that? Uh huh that's what I'm saying. See? Aggressive, silent, gibberish.





    please tell me what you're reading.....
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    Yup.....

    Eloquent as usual ursus.....

    So far it is great.....when I actually get a chance to sit down and read.....

    Also, the attacks on the book are straight out of the right wing play book.....first paragraph actually. They make me smile because I know they are worried about inequality.

    Quote Originally posted by ursus View post
    ummmmhhhhh this is like a long time to not know what Zoning Goddess is reading. I know you're reading, I just don't know what. How am i supposed to go about my day, attending to the affairs of my life without knowing what you are reading?!?!?? I know you finished your book and started again because it takes you like three days to read 6000 pages, so what gives? Ok, I see. Now you're just toying with me, not saying what you're reading. Is it good? I can't see the cover...just come on! Tell me! Tell me! What are you READING!?!??!??!!!! I'll find your book and burn it if you don't tell me!!! Never mind, I don't care. I couldn't care less what you're reading..OK that's a lie, what are you reading!?!? I'm going to start typing gibberish all over this thread if you don't tell me. It'll be your fault. I can't be blamed. It's on you. Gibberish on your hands, ZG. Fine. Gibberish it is. I'll bring the gibberish, Oh, I can bring it baby. Bringin on the gibberish. What do you mean I already started? That's just unnecessary roughness. Are you reading a sports book? Is that why your silence on the matter is so aggressive? Silence can so be aggressive. Watch. Feel that? Uh huh that's what I'm saying. See? Aggressive, silent, gibberish.





    please tell me what you're reading.....
    “The way of acquiescence leads to moral and spiritual suicide. The way of violence leads to bitterness in the survivors and brutality in the destroyers. But, the way of non-violence leads to redemption and the creation of the beloved community.”
    Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
    - See more at: http://www.thekingcenter.org/king-ph....r7W02j3S.dpuf

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    Quote Originally posted by The One View post
    Eloquent as usual ursus.....

    So far it is great.....when I actually get a chance to sit down and read.....

    Also, the attacks on the book are straight out of the right wing play book.....first paragraph actually. They make me smile because I know they are worried about inequality.
    Oh I'm a boob! I didn't realize this was it's own thread. Giving accidental legitimacy to my gibberish rant.
    "...I would never try to tick Hink off. He kinda intimidates me. He's quite butch, you know." - Maister

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