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Lawrence H. Summers
8 June 2015
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In many respects, Thomas Piketty’s Capital in the Twenty-First Century embodies the virtues that we all would like to see but find too infrequently in the work of academic economists. It is...
Christopher Snowdon
24 April 2015
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Barack Obama is said to have described inequality as the 'defining challenge of our time' and Ed Miliband has made it a central theme of his election campaign. But what form of inequality do...
Matthew Sinclair
11 December 2014
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The headline is quite simple: ‘Inequality hurts economic growth, finds OECD research’. The reality is somewhat more complex. Here are four things you need to know about the new OECD...
Ryan Bourne
14 November 2014
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On Monday, I appeared on Channel 4’s ‘How Rich Are You’ programme to discuss solutions to the ‘problem’ of inequality. As I outlined in the previous blog post, the show...
Philip Booth
10 July 2014
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  Scott Sumner produced an excellent blog post on Piketty recently. It begins by quoting Piketty: ‘In my view, there is absolutely no doubt that the increase of inequality in United States...
Ryan Bourne
24 June 2014
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A lack of authenticity among politicians is a common lament. Conservative MP Sarah Wollaston expressed this conventional wisdom recently when she said: ‘I think the public dislike the cardboard...
Philipp Bagus
6 June 2014
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Thomas Piketty´s book, Capital in the Twenty-First Century, on growing inequality in capitalism, has become a bestseller. Piketty offers much data claiming that inequality is rising and draws...
Philip Booth
18 May 2014
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According to columnists on the left, Thomas Piketty’s new book, Capital in the Twenty-First Century, has not been adequately answered by those who believe in free-market capitalism. One obvious...
Ryan Bourne
8 May 2014
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Earlier this week, I penned a comment piece for City AM on Thomas Piketty’s book Capital in the Twenty-First Century. One of the things that I outlined there was that I believe for some...
Ryan Bourne
6 May 2014
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Thomas Piketty makes some bold claims about the future of capitalism. In Capital in the Twenty-First Century, he observes that, in capitalist economies, the rate of return on capital (r) tends to be...