Thomas Piketty

Lauren McCauley, staff writer
An image made available on the jihadist Web site Welayat Salahuddin shows fighters with the Islamic State after they  seized an Iraqi army checkpoint in the northern Iraqi province of Salahuddin. (Photo: Welayat Salahuddin/HO via AFP)
Influential French economist Thomas Piketty is raising important questions this week after positing a theory that the rise of the Islamic State (or ISIS) can be attributed, at least in part, to extreme regional inequality in the Middle East fueled largely by oil wealth. Piketty argues in a column published Le Monde last week and translated by the...
Jon Queally, staff writer
The prominent French economist Thomas Piketty says the rise of new the anti-...