Notes for the July 11, 2017 Research on Tap http://www.bradford-delong.com/2017/06/equitable-growth-research-on-tap-after-piketty-tue-jul-11-2017-at-500-pm.html event: Ryan Avent (2016): The Wealth of Humans: Work, Power, and Status in the Twenty-first Century http://amzn.to/2t9TtWe Heather Boushey, J. […]
Introduction to: After Piketty: The Research Program Starting from Thomas Piketty’s Capital in the Twenty-First Century http://delong.typepad.com/2016-08-31-piketty-volume-intro_hb052516.pdf Thomas Piketty’s Capital in the Twenty-First Century is an astonishing, surprise bestseller. Its […]
After Piketty: The Agenda for Economics and Inequality http://amzn.to/2q0TevJ Themes worth noting from the After Piketty CUNY launch event—that I missed, being on the wrong coast. But having been on […]
Today is our publication day! Heather Boushey, J. Bradford DeLong, and Marshall Steinbaum, eds.: After Piketty: The Agenda for Economics and Inequality http://amzn.to/2qgPIRE (Cambridge: Harvard University Press: 0674504771). Let’s see […]
Must-Read: Y. Berman, O. Peters and A. Adamou: Far from Equilibrium: Wealth Reallocation in the United States
Must-Read: Well, well, well–since the 1980s modeling the U.S. wealth distribution as an endless non-ergodic inegalitarian spiral seems to fit rather well. That’s a genuine surprise… Y. Berman, O. Peters […]
Must-Read: Thomas Piketty: Capital, Predistribution and Redistribution: “In my view, Capital in the 21st Century is primarily a book about the history of the distribution of income and wealth… …We have […]
Two lines of criticism suggest that Thomas Piketty's central thesis in "Capital in the Twenty-First Century" may be wrong, both with respect to the normal characteristics of a capitalist economy and where we may be...
Hotshot French economist Thomas Piketty, of the Paris School of Economics, looked at the major democracies with North Atlantic coastlines over the past couple of centuries. He saw five striking facts:
Must-Read: Contra Dean Baker, I suspect that Thomas Piketty would say that the ability of the rich to manipulate property rights and market power in order to keep the rate […]
Second to Miriam Ronzoni in the Crooked Timber Piketty symposium is Henry Farrell--who provides the best precis of Piketty as both sociological phenomenon and political actor I have yet seen.