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1.0 out of 5 stars Communist Propaganda, April 24, 2014
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This review is from: Capital in the Twenty-First Century (Hardcover)
Communism is the evil that won't go away. That is why we must always defend our Constitution and the freedom that brave patriots fought and died for. This book is good in that it shows America how the left thinks and how they think we should live. Remember: Communism is for the people, not the Communist.

Any excuse will serve a tyrant. ~Aesop
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Initial post: Apr 24, 2014 1:00:32 PM PDT
From Bloomberg Businessweek website:

The title echoes Karl Marx's Capital (Das Kapital in German), but Piketty has a low opinion of Marxism. "I belong to a generation that never had any temptation with the Communist Party; I was too young for that," Piketty, who is 42, told the New York Times.

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In reply to an earlier post on Apr 24, 2014 1:28:10 PM PDT
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Posted on Apr 24, 2014 1:58:01 PM PDT
Y_Knot says:
You right wingers must be really frightened of this book. No other reason for so many non-reviews of this book from those who cannot refute anything in the book but sure can use every right wing dog-whistle in the book.

Posted on Apr 24, 2014 2:01:34 PM PDT
and now a word from the John Birch Society...

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 25, 2014 2:49:27 PM PDT
With Wit says:
every righty i have ever discussed the subject with always has some little tiny 'definitional' atom that makes him something other than a bigot, a fascist, or an opponent of equal opportunity for ALL.

Posted on Apr 25, 2014 7:17:19 PM PDT
Jim Meyer says:
Communism? So this book espouses communism? Can you provide a single quote to support your contention? Or did you not read the book?

I'm in my sixties, by the way; I've heard an awful lot of people toss around terms like "communism" and "socialism" and it almost always turns out that they don't know what they're talking about. They just reach for a scary sounding word, without even knowing what it means, because they lack the tools to make a cogent argument. I'm not saying this is you, of course; I'm quite sure you read the book and understand the arguments it makes, as well as the relative merits of various forms of governance.

Posted on Apr 25, 2014 7:21:32 PM PDT
NYNM says:
Whatever do your comments have to do with Piketty's BOOK? (if you read it)?

You haven't given anything like a BOOK REVIEW, you have just told us your personal political position. But with no facts or no reference to the contents of the book at all.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 27, 2014 5:26:01 AM PDT
Stephen says:
I'm surprised you even know Marx's name, but there's no way you know anything of his thought. "Increase taxes on the wealthy" is not a marxist idea.

Posted on May 30, 2014 2:29:13 PM PDT
S. Kunkel says:
Your right communism is pure garbage ! Pretending that communism isn't responsible for two hundred million deaths is tragic and irresponsible! Piketty is brain dead and should live in a communist country for a while to see how much enjoyment he would get out of it!
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