Grade 9-12

Making Sen$e with Paul Solman: Why do the rich get richer? French economist Piketty takes on inequality in ‘Capital’

Updated: May 12 2014,
Author: barrel fan
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On a recent U.S. press tour for his bestselling book “Capital,” French economist Thomas Piketty spoke to standing-room-only crowds about his examination of growing, global economic inequality. Economics correspondent Paul Solman interviews Piketty for his take on why inequality of wealth has reverted to a lofty level last seen in 19th century Europe.