Thomas Piketty

is a French economist and director of studies at the École des hautes études en sciences sociales (EHESS). He is also professor at the Paris School of Economics. Piketty is author of Capital in the Twenty-First Century (Harvard University Press, 2013), first published as Le Capital au XXIe siècle (Éditions du Seuil, 2013).

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Dynamics of inequality

A conversation with Thomas Piketty

At the heart of every great democratic revolution there was a fiscal revolution, argues Thomas Piketty. And the same will be true of the future. Only a global register of financial assets and a progressive global tax on capital can keep global wealth concentration under control.

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