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TED Talks: Season 2014

2014x187 Thomas Piketty: New thoughts on capital in the twenty-first century
TV-PG

  • 2014-10-05T23:00:00-05:00 on YouTube
  • 15 mins
  • United States
  • Documentary, Special Interest

French economist Thomas Piketty caused a sensation in early 2014 with his book on a simple, brutal formula explaining economic inequality: r > g (meaning that return on capital is generally higher than economic growth). Here, he talks through the massive data set that led him to conclude: Economic inequality is not new, but it is getting worse, with radical possible impacts.

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