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Picking Up After Piketty

Luc De Keyser
Board of Contributors
Oct 28, 2015 | 08:01 GMT
U.S. dollars in the 1950s.

U.S. dollars in the 1950s.

(GEORGE MARKS/Retrofile/Getty Images)

French economist Thomas Piketty rose to global prominence last year when he proposed a progressive global tax on wealth. After analyzing figures from archives dating back 250 years, he argued that economic inequality has risen to socially unacceptable levels, and that the problem can be corrected only with the redistribution of the world's wealth. How should we correct the growing imbalance within society, and does it even need to be corrected at all?...

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