Thomas Piketty 101: In His Own Words

Posted: May 4, 2014 in Excess and Algorithms
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by @anarchyroll

Do you know who Thomas Piketty is? If not, get to know him because anyone who has any real influence on the world at large is reading his book, meeting with him, or seeing him speak live. He is being praised by the 99% as a harbinger for what the future of economics should look like and demonized by the 1% as another crazy socialist in a suit.

Thomas Picketty is a French economist and author. His recent book Capital in the Twenty-First Century is breaking tradition from past economic books and actually selling really well. He is a believer an evolved, progressive taxation to battle income inequality that has become a global pandemic over the past thirty years. The Guardian recently followed Picketty on a speaking tour of London. The video below contains the meat and potatoes of what you need to know about Picketty’s viewpoints, theories, and demeanor in his own words, in less than five minutes. Click on the picture to be directed to the video. Enjoy!

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