Thomas Piketty

Piketty v. Marx
The two economists have a lot in common, but their differences matter too
June 07, 2014

The two economists have a lot in common, but their differences matter too.

Pikettymania Must Stop: A Plea for Calm in the Debate Over 'Capital'
The book is neither gospel nor garbage
May 27, 2014

The book is neither gospel nor garbage.

Thomas Piketty Is Pulling Your Leg
He clearly read Karl Marx. But don't call him a Marxist.
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
An interview with the left's rock star economist
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."

What Would the World Look Like with Piketty's Global Tax on Wealth?
April 24, 2014

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
How the French tome has rocked the tiny Harvard University Press
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
Thomas Piketty isn’t just a brilliant economist; he’s a fantastic storyteller
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.

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