Monthly Archives:: April 2014

On Piketty, mathematical silliness, inherited wealth and mysterious entities

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Cross-posted from the Tax Justice Blog:

From the book everyone’s talking about, Thomas Piketty’s Capital in the 21st Century, a review by Paul Krugman in the New York Review of Books:

“Why does inherited wealth play as small a part in today’s public discourse as it does? Piketty suggests that the very size of inherited fortunes in a way makes