Is Thomas Piketty the most important thinker of his generation?

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Thomas Piketty: challenging our core beliefs

It’s a long time since the world of economics was shaken up by a Frenchman, let alone one of socialist convictions. But that is the feat pulled off by Thomas Piketty with his new book, Capital in the Twenty-First Century.

Critics have dismissed the work as “an updated Das Kapital, without the call to arms” – and as plain wrongheaded. But Piketty [...]

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