Reforming the reformers (on Th. Pikettys Capital in the 21st century)Tuesday, September 09 2014 @ 06:18 pm Contributed by: Gilles Dauve
How does a French socialist (admittedly, a moderate one, but aren't they all ?) advocating what the bourgeois call a confiscatory tax on wealth become an intellectual star in the US ? Though fairly technical, Capital in the 21st century is easy to read (I guess I was not the only one to skip the equation pages). But that would hardly be enough for its author to be called "the modern Marx" by The Economist (probably not as much a compliment as it seems).