Picking Some More at Piketty

One of the interesting aspects of Thomas Piketty's Capital in the Twenty-First Century is the way in which the tome makes use of literary allusions from Jane Austen and HonorĂ© de Balzac to make Piketty's points about income and social mobility. I am fine with using literary allusions when they fit, but while Piketty may …

Picking at Piketty

Thomas Piketty's Capital in the Twenty-First Century has basically been declared the Greatest Book in the History of Ever by those on the port side of the political divide. The book declares income inequality to be a serious problem, and it prescribes massive confiscatory taxes in order to solve that problem. (I believe income immobility …