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Thomas Piketty: Confronting Our Long History of Massive Inequality

We talked to the French economist about his new book Capital and Ideology, his thoughts on COVID-19, and more.

Thomas Piketty’s voluminous 2013 book, Capital in the Twenty-First Century, created a rare academic frenzy in this country and beyond.

  • Daniel Steinmetz-Jenkins
  • The Nation

It did so by playing a major role in offering a specific explanation for growing inequality, supported by an incredible amount of historical and statistical evidence going back to the…

The rate of return on inherited wealth in an economy, he argued, will always grow faster than the income one earns through…

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