Piketty v. Marx
June 07, 2014
The two economists have a lot in common, but their differences matter too.
The book is neither gospel nor garbage.
It doesn't affect his underlying theory.
Thomas Piketty Is Pulling Your Leg
May 06, 2014
It's clear from his book. But that doesn't make him a Marxist
Thomas Piketty: I Don't Care for Marx
May 05, 2014
The French economist is a rock star of the left thanks to a book called Capital. But in an interview, he shrugs off Das Kapital.
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.
The Conservative Crusade Against Crony Capitalism Turns Out to Be Another Crusade Against the Safety Net
April 29, 2014
All of a sudden, Thomas Piketty has allies in the fight against "crony capitalism."
By now, you’ve probably heard of Thomas Piketty, the 42-year-old French economist and author of Capital in the Twenty First Century. Piketty has become something of a rock star in the economics world. Capital has been sold out for weeks and is No.
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.