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Thomas Piketty on Economic Inequality

There has been huge interest in the new book by Thomas Piketty entitled "Capital in the 21st Century". This blog entry will link to some reviews, news articles and short videos on Piketty's ideas and policy prescriptions. In "Capital," French economist Thomas Piketty explores how wealth and the income derived from it magnifies the problems of inequality. At the heart of it is a simple equation R > G - the rate of return on capital is higher than the rate of economic growth. Naturally there is a fierce debate about the data and his methodology!

Recent news articles:

Bad maths in Piketty's capitalism critique? (BBC)

Are we living in the second gilded age? (Linda Yueh, BBC)

Articles on Thomas Piketty from the Guardian

Review of "Capitalism in the Twenty First Century"(The Independent)

Doubts over Piketty inequality data (Financial Times)

Larry Summers on inequality and Piketty (Financial Times)

Thomas Piketty meets Jeremy Paxman (BBC Newsnight)

Interview with Foreign Affairs

PBS

BBC Newsnight looks at inequality 

Thomas Piketty interviewed by Channel 4 News

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