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a term coined by Thomas Piketty; a system where the economic elite mostly attain their fortunes through inheritance rather than entrepreneurship or innovation

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the impression that patrimonial capitalism— which is flourishing in these early years of the twenty-first century— is something new, whereas it is in large part a repetition of the past and characteristic of a low-growth environment like the nineteenth century.

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the impression that patrimonial capitalism— which is flourishing in these early years of the twenty-first century— is something new, whereas it is in large part a repetition of the past and characteristic of a low-growth environment like the nineteenth century.

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conventionally dated from the end of the Franco-Prussian War in 1871 to the outbreak of World War I in 1914; characterized by optimism, regional peace, economic prosperity, apex of colonial empires and technological, scientific and cultural innovations

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The total income hierarchy is then dominated by very high incomes from capital, especially inherited capital. This is the pattern we see in Ancien Régime France and in Europe during the Belle Époque,

on a "hyperpatrimonial society" (or "society of rentiers")

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The total income hierarchy is then dominated by very high incomes from capital, especially inherited capital. This is the pattern we see in Ancien Régime France and in Europe during the Belle Époque,

on a "hyperpatrimonial society" (or "society of rentiers")

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an unfilled space; a gap (plural: lacunae)

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In addition, there are serious lacunae in German tax rec ords, owing in large part to the country’s turbulent history in the twentieth century

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In addition, there are serious lacunae in German tax rec ords, owing in large part to the country’s turbulent history in the twentieth century

—p.325 9. Inequality of Labor Income (304) default author
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causing vertigo, especially by being extremely high or steep

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largely responsible for the vertiginous increase in the top centile’s share of wealth in Britain and France during the Belle Époque.

r > g

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largely responsible for the vertiginous increase in the top centile’s share of wealth in Britain and France during the Belle Époque.

r > g

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(stagnation + inflation) when inflation is high, the economic growth rate slows, and unemployment remains steadily high

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The “stagfl ation” of the 1970s had convinced governments and people that central banks ought to be independent of political control and target low inflation as their only objective.

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The “stagfl ation” of the 1970s had convinced governments and people that central banks ought to be independent of political control and target low inflation as their only objective.

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treay for creating the EU; signed on 7 February 1992 by the members of the European Community in Maastricht, Netherlands

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In 1992, when the Treaty of Maastricht created the euro, it was stipulated that member states should ensure that their budget deficits would be less than 3 percent of GDP and that total public debt would remain below 60 percent of GDP.

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In 1992, when the Treaty of Maastricht created the euro, it was stipulated that member states should ensure that their budget deficits would be less than 3 percent of GDP and that total public debt would remain below 60 percent of GDP.

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