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MAR 23, 2015 - Washington Post

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Wonkblog: Piketty to U.S: Fix your student debt crisis

French economist Thomas Piketty has joined the chorus of experts who think that student debt in the United States, if gone unchecked, could undermine economic growth in this country."If we really want to promote more equal opportunity and redistribute chances in access to education we should do something about student debt," Piketty said in an interview posted Sunday on Big Think. ...

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MAR 20, 2015 - Zero Hedge

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Income, Education and Inequality in the "Recovery": Prepare to be Surprised

Submitted by Charles Hugh-Smith of OfTwoMinds blog,  Note to the higher education industry: issuing diplomas doesn't magically create new jobs in the real world. By virtually any standard, wealth inequality has soared to historic levels in the six years of "recovery" since the Great Recession of 2008-09. Economist Emmanuel Saez, who has long collaborated with Thomas Piketty, described the recent ...

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MAR 20, 2015 - Washington Post

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Wonkblog: The United States will ‘rethink’ its approach after Israeli election

The French economist Thomas Piketty was too gloomy when he predicted, in his best-seller "Capital in the Twenty-First Century," that the modern economy could become worryingly unequal, according to the author of a paper being presented at the Brookings Institution Friday.Read full article >>

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MAR 20, 2015 - Washington Post

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Wonkblog: Wonkbook: The United States will ‘rethink’ its approach after Israeli election

The French economist Thomas Piketty was too gloomy when he predicted, in his best-seller "Capital in the Twenty-First Century," that the modern economy could become worryingly unequal, according to the author of a paper being presented at the Brookings Institution Friday.Read full article >>

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MAR 11, 2015 - Business Insider

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Here's why Thomas Piketty doesn't think Republicans are 'really serious' about income inequality

French economist Thomas Piketty discussed the GOP's increasing focus on income inequality in an interview with MSNBC's Krystal Ball that was released on Wednesday. Piketty, whose recent book "Capital in the 21st Century" extensively discussed the issue, explained why he believes the GOP isn't "really serious" about addressing income inequality. "There’s a lot of hypocrisy in this conservative rhetoric about the ...

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