Thomas Piketty

Thomas Piketty

Thomas Piketty is a French economist and the author of the best-selling book, Capital in the 21st Century.

Articles by this author

Carefully calculated by economists Emmanuel Saez and Gabriel Zucman, the proposal by Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), now running for president, sets a rate of 2 percent on fortunes valued between $50 million and $1 billion, and 3 percent above $1 billion. Views
Tuesday, February 12, 2019
A US Tax on Wealth Is Long Overdue
What if the final blow for French President Emmanuel Macron came not from the yellow vests but from US Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts? Warren, who announced her candidacy for president on Saturday, has proposed what will doubtless be one of the key points of her campaign — the creation...
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Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher at 10 Downing Street, London, 1998. Views
Sunday, June 07, 2015
A Practical Vision of a More Equal Society
Anthony Atkinson occupies a unique place among economists. During the past half-century, in defiance of prevailing trends, he managed to place the question of inequality at the center of his work while demonstrating that economics is first and foremost a social and moral science. In his new book,...
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