Thomas Piketty in his office at the French School for Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences. Credit Charles Platiau/Reuters

Piketty, Piketty, Piketty


In the distant past, when WC still followed professional American football, there was an interview after a blow-out game when a defense player on the losing team announced, “Yeah, we lost, but they didn’t score any touchdowns on us.” WC’s impression of those who deny rising income inequality in the Western world is that they…