Thomas Piketty

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‘Stop setting things on fire’: nine great ideas to save the planet
Writers and activists including Thomas Piketty, Naomi Klein and Bill McKibben suggest positive steps we can take now

08, Oct, 2022 @8:00 AM

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Global inequality ‘as marked as it was at peak of western imperialism’
Super-rich have grabbed an increasing share of the world’s income, economists’ study finds

Larry Elliott Economics editor

07, Dec, 2021 @1:12 PM

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The Guardian view on high pay: the fat cats are still there | Editorial
Editorial: Vast disparities in income may have lost some of their power to shock. But they remain a gross injustice


20, Aug, 2021 @5:07 PM

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Capital in the Twenty-First Century review – lavish look at a broken system
Bling montages and shrewd commentary mark this adaptation of Thomas Piketty’s grim bestseller about inequality and excess

Peter Bradshaw

24, Sep, 2020 @12:00 PM

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Thomas Piketty refuses to censor latest book for sale in China
French economist admired by Xi Jinping says he will not cut sections on inequality in China

Helen Davidson

31, Aug, 2020 @8:11 AM

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Will coronavirus lead to fairer societies? Thomas Piketty explores the prospect
Economist discusses the effects of pandemic on economies, societies and globalisation

Laura Spinney

12, May, 2020 @5:00 PM

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Capital and Ideology by Thomas Piketty review – down the rabbit hole of bright abstractions
The French economist’s weighty tome goes long on the clash of ideas, but is a little short on practicalities

Paul Mason

01, Mar, 2020 @9:00 AM

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Thomas Piketty: Why France’s ‘rock star economist’ still wants to squeeze the rich
Promoting his new book, the Frenchman is happy to talk Marx and money, but less forthcoming about a domestic violence claim that has resurfaced

Andrew Anthony

23, Feb, 2020 @10:05 AM

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Capital and Ideology by Thomas Piketty review – if inequality is illegitimate, why not reduce it?
The celebrated French economist is back with an ambitious and optimistic work of social science, which argues that inequality always relies on ideology

William Davies

19, Feb, 2020 @7:30 AM

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Britain hit by serious case of the Brexit blues as wellbeing tumbles | Larry Elliott
It is seldom good news for governing parties when people start to feel gloomy

Larry Elliott Economics editor

06, Feb, 2020 @2:39 PM

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The Guardian view on Labour’s worker ownership plans: power to the people | Editorial
Editorial: Labour can outflank the Tories by rethinking the firm and who controls its surplus rather than just nationalising it


30, Jan, 2020 @6:46 PM

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Gini index is a poor inequality measure | Letter
Letter: Graham Sowter takes issue with a recent letter by Tim Worstall of the Adam Smith Institute that cited data suggesting that income inequality has decreased slightly in the UK in the last decade


04, Oct, 2019 @4:15 PM

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