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World Thinkers 2014: Thomas Piketty

Economist, France

By Prospect Team  

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Thomas Piketty is a Professor at the Ecole d’économie in Paris, a columnist for the newspaper Libération and author of Capital in the Twenty-First Century. His work on economic inequality together with Emmanuel Saez, specifically on taxation and inequality in the US, was influential on Democratic policy during Barack Obama’s campaign for re-election. His latest work, whose title is a reference to Marx’s magnum opus, has attracted much attention and praise for its examination of the inevitability of inequality, the concentration…

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