Piketty’s Capital in the Twenty-First Century

Scott Winship joins us to discuss Thomas Piketty’s newest book,Capital in the Twenty-First Century.

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Why is Piketty’s book getting so much attention in America? What does Piketty get right and wrong in his book? Piketty seems to be predicting the inevitable collapse of capitalism…but is inequality really getting worse?

Show Notes and Further Reading

Scott Winship, “Whither the Bottom 90 Percent, Thomas Piketty?” (article)

Lawrence H. Summers, “The Inequality Puzzle” (article)

Thomas Piketty, Capital in the Twenty-First Century (book)