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Even though–or perhaps because–I have been a university professor and dean in ancient history, I have always had a strong skeptical streak about the “science” of economics and the damage it has done when practiced in the real world. There are a few contemporary economists worth listening to and one of these is Thomas Piketty. If you haven’t read his book on capital in the 21st century, you should do so. It is useful in understanding how the current system of economic inequalities developed, as well as some of the steps we need to take in our current situation. This interview, done at the London School of Economics, offers an overview of his thinking.
“In an interview with EUROPP’s editor Stuart Brown and British Politics and Policy at LSE’s editor Joel Suss, Thomas Piketty discusses the rise in income and wealth inequality outlined in his book, …”
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