Thomas Piketty’s 1,000-page Capital and Ideology (Harvard University Press) lands with a hefty thud on bookshelves next week.

Its predecessor, Capital in the Twenty-First Century, galvanised global debate on inequality upon publication in 2014 and was hailed as one of the most important books of the decade, a work that revolutionised our thinking of economic history since the early 1800s.

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