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MAY 20, 2015 - Huffington Post

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Piketty: 'I Want To Contribute To A Democratization Of Economic Knowledge'

French economist Thomas Piketty recently explained what he hoped his landmark book, Capital in the Twenty-First Century, would accomplish. "I want to contribute to a democratization of economic knowledge,” Piketty said at an Intelligence Squared discussion at London's Emmanuel Centre. “The main thing is that the history of income in the West is not simply an economic history. This is ...

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MAY 18, 2015 - Business Insider

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David Cameron is about to test an interesting macroeconomic theory about the effect of children on GDP

Prime Minister David Cameron's pledge to double the amount of free childcare available to UK parents through the British welfare system will have the effect of staging a job creation experiment that ought to be watched closely by economists and anyone else interested in labour productivity. The childcare pledge is among the least-exciting bits of Cameron's new plan for Britain, ...

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MAY 15, 2015 - Zero Hedge

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"The People" Vs. Piketty

Submitted by Erico Matias Tavares via Sinclair & Co., Thomas Piketty is getting a lot of attention these days. The French economist has seen the recognition for his lifelong work on the study of inequality skyrocket after publishing “Capital in the Twenty-First Century” in August 2013. The book is a best-seller, which is quite an achievement for anything with 696 ...

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MAY 15, 2015 - The Independent

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Why Thomas Piketty is wrong about capital in the 21st century

Thomas Piketty’s book Capital In The Twenty-First Century has attracted worldwide attention, not because he crusades against inequality – many of us do that– but because of its central thesis, based on his reading of the 19th and 20th centuries, that capital “mechanically produces arbitrary, unsustainable inequalities”, inevitably leading the world to misery, violence and wars and will continue to ...

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MAY 13, 2015 - Business Insider

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Why Picassos are going to keep selling for record-breaking prices

This week, an art collector paid almost $180 million for a single artwork by Pablo Picasso.  That's a record for a public sale of art (though not close to the actual record if you include private sales). Over at the Upshot, Neil Irwin folds this into the inequality story: the rich are getting exponentially richer, while most people see their incomes stagnating. And ...

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