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Capital against growth: revisiting Piketty, ten years after the crash

Ten years on from the financial crash of 2008, Piketty's capital stands as the most comprehensive picture ever drawn of contemporary inequality. Its fame is closely linked with the post-crash political landscape in which it was published. But if Piketty's work is to have any lasting significance, it needs to do more than prompt us to reflect on inequality. With the start of the second post-crash decade, we need to recognise that Piketty leads us to fundamental conclusions about the long-term viability of capitalist production.

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