Thoughts on the first half of Piketty’s Capital

Originally posted on Bryan Alexander:
I’m halfway through Thomas Piketty’s Capital in the 21st Century.  It was some major implications for the future, including the future of education. In this post I’d like to share some impressions of the book upon reaching its halfway point.  I don’t want to summarize it (Doug Henwood does the best job I’ve seen), but address some key elements of content and style. Piketty’s style is fascinating, and helps enliven what could otherwise be a dry study of statistics.  He writes with humor, mocking his own profession: [E]conomists like simple stories, even when they are only approximately… Continue reading Thoughts on the first half of Piketty’s Capital

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