A new book about socio-economic inequality

There’s a lot of talk these days about economic inequality in this country, and now there’s a new book on the subject that seems to be getting a LOT of attention, Capital in the Twenty-First Century by Thomas Piketty.  The video below has Paul Krugman and Bill Moyers discussing the book; Paul Krugman says “even those of you who talk about the 1% don’t really get what’s going on.”  The issue is that inherited wealth is playing a bigger and bigger role in society and politics; economic inequality is becoming more and more entrenched in society.

The video below is long (24 minutes), but if you’re not prepared to tackle the 696 page book, it’s a good way to get some quick insight into this very important issue.

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