Hillary Clinton's Inequality Rhetoric Is Weak
July 09, 2014
No, we're not "all in this mess together."
How she's dealing with the most emotional question on voters' minds
The hottest economist of 2014 uses data that understates middle-class wealth
The Last Time Fatcats Tanked the Economy, the Backlash Was Huge. Why Didn't That Happen This Time?
June 02, 2014
From the Populists to the New Deal, political movements have relied on the middle class. Obama has, just barely, helped them stay comfortable enough to stay home.
It doesn't affect his underlying theory.
Every time Francis talks about inequality, the left and the right argue over what he means.
The Conservative Case Against Piketty Is Shockingly Weak
April 29, 2014
Economist warns of consequences from yawning inequality. Conservatives respond: We need to teach tolerance... for inequality.
Some Conservatives Say Income Inequality Is a Good Thing. The Evidence Suggests Otherwise.
April 29, 2014
Thomas Piketty has highlighted “the central contradiction of capitalism.” Some on the right don't see the problem.
Piketty's 'Capital': A Hit That Was, Wasn't, Then Was Again
April 24, 2014
Here's the story of how a 700-page French economics book topped Amazon—and sent a small publisher scrambling.
The Economist Was a Rock Star
April 17, 2014
French economist Thomas Piketty drew Paul Krugman, Joseph Stiglitz, and hundreds of eager fans when he appeared in New York City last night. It's because he has found the most compelling explanation yet for inequality.