Financial Times versus Piketty: round 2 *ding*

Posted: 2014/05/28 by Punkonomics (@dearbalak) in Links/Articles/Video
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The Financial Times launched a strong critique of Thomas Piketty’s influential Capital in the Twenty-First Century but this is overall a nitpicking disingenuous apology for the 1% (no surprise):

  1. http://blogs.ft.com/money-supply/2014/05/23/data-problems-with-capital-in-the-21st-century/%5B/embed/lili%5Bembed%5Dhttp://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/05/27/thomas-piketty-ft_n_5400214.html?1401233351
  2. http://www.livingwork.ca/?p=142

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Comments
  1. Somnath Sen says:

    The best answer to the FT critique at the journalistic level is:
    http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/may/26/thomas-piketty-economist-ft-attack-rising-inequality-bling
    Of course, Piketty’s data is based on research done with Tony Atkinson, one of the most respected economist in the UK, so I would rather believe my fellow academics than a trivial FT blog.

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