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The inherent vice of capitalism underpins the value of Thomas Piketty

By Kevin Albertson, Manchester Metropolitan University Few economics books have caused quite the stir which accompanied the release of the English version of Thomas Piketty’s Capital in the Twenty First Century. And there can be few who are not familiar with the basic tenor of its argument. In short, it…

WATCH: Sen. Elizabeth Warren and author Thomas Piketty discuss economic inequality

A discussion between Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and economist Thomas Piketty regarding income inequality and how to combat it will air Monday night at 8:30 p.m. EST. “It’s fundamentally this question about whether or not the game is rigged,” Warren said in footage released from the talk, which was filmed…

Thomas Piketty’s big flaw? Capitalism isn’t the same the world over

By William Q Judge, Old Dominion University; J Lee Brown III, Fayetteville State University, and Stav Fainshmidt, Florida International University Everyone is talking about inequality and capitalism nowadays. That’s great, but before we all jump on the bandwagon to “fix” capitalism, let’s talk about which capitalism(s) we wish to fix…

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