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Apr 8, 2014, 10:30am EDT
  • June 23, 2014

    What the right doesn't get about Piketty

    Fighting the tyranny of concentrated inherited wealth doesn't mean fighting wealth or even inheritance -- it means spreading the wealth around so everyone can enjoy some.

  • May 15, 2014

    Summers vs Piketty on the Forbes 400

  • May 6, 2014

    In 2013, 25 hedge fund managers earned $21.1bn

    The top 25 hedge fund managers brought home more than double the combined salaries of every single kindergarten teacher in America last year.

  • April 24, 2014

    Thomas Piketty doesn’t hate capitalism

    The author of the best-selling Capital in the 21st Century explains what's wrong with America's tax system, and more

  • April 21, 2014

    No, inequality doesn't help the economy

    The notion of a stark tradeoff between inequality and efficiency is one of economics' most cherished myths.

  • April 20, 2014

    Study: a 90% top tax rate could grow the economy

    A new study argues that higher tax rates could help the economy by giving us fewer bankers and more teachers & scientists.

  • April 18, 2014

    The case for really high taxes

    There's more to taxation than money. If we're serious about tackling inequality, we need to consider tax rates that are so high they won't raise any revenue at all — they'll just deter high wages and maybe boost middle class incomes.

  • April 17, 2014

    Why are the Bucks worth $550 million? Inequality

    Suddenly the worst team in the NBA is worth half a billion dollars. The story of how that happened is the story of rising economic inequality in America — cartels, crushed unions, and soaring wealth that also serves as a form of consumption.

  • April 14, 2014

    The rich vote in much higher numbers than the poor

    This chart explains a lot about American politics.

  • April 11, 2014

    The Doom Loop of Oligarchy

    Wealth becomes political power. Political power becomes more wealth. We see it happening right now.

  • April 8, 2014

    The short guide to Capital in the 21st Century

    Thomas Piketty's Capital in the 21st Century is the most important economics book of the year, if not the decade. If you don't have time to read all 700 pages, we've got you covered right here.