Piketty and the history of inequality
Capitalism is based on a fundamental fallacy. That is the conclusion reached by Thomas Piketty, professor of economics, in his book Capital in the Twenty-First Century, which became an unexpected bestseller. Is he a genius or a dangerous radical?
Lecture by prof. Wouter Ryckbosch (VUB), specialized in history of inequality. With Davidsfonds.
This DOCVILLE+ will be (mainly) in Dutch
This film is part of...
DOCVILLE + are follow-up discussions, debates, extensive lectures, ... that start from a subject cited by a film, but transcend the concrete film.
Economy. Otherwise known as those pages in the newspaper most people skip. However, economy plays a fundamental role in everyone’s life: will I find a job? Why is real estate so expensive? How can a country go bankrupt? Whether you like it or not, it’s all about the money ... DOCVILLE looks at this multifaceted theme from macro-economics to mini projects with a guaranteed basic income to the intriguing world of behavioral economy in which the often irrational behavior of people is translated into predictable models.