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Economist Piketty's latest book a 1,200 page tome about abolishing billionaires

Economist Piketty's latest book a 1,200 page tome about abolishing billionaires
on Sep 13, 2019
Economist Piketty's latest book a 1,200 page tome about abolishing billionaires
  • Thomas Piketty's sequel to his 2013 best-seller Capital in the 21st Century stretches to more than 1,200 pages.
  • The new book, published today in France, advocates for measures that would reduce income inequality, such as taxing some wealthy estates as much as 90%.
  • It's time to go beyond capitalism, Piketty told a French publication.
Thomas Piketty is back with a new economics book – and it's even weightier than his 2013 700-page best-seller Capital in the 21st Century. The new book, called Capitalism and Ideology, tops 1,200 pages and delves into the political ideologies behind income inequality, while providing radical solutions for reversing the world's wealth disparities.
That message may find a welcome audience among some in the U.S., given that the gap between the top 1% of income earners and the bottom 99% has widened to levels not seen since the 1920s. Several hopefuls for the Democratic presidential nomination have vowed to fix the growing gulf between rich and everyone else, including Senator Elizabeth Warren. Read more here: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/thomas-piketty-new-book-capital-and-ideology-a-1200-page-tome-about-abolishing-billionaires/

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