Followers of all economic schools of thought can appreciate the academic depth and color that economist Thomas Piketty brings to the subject of inequality. His latest work, however, is a focused call for policies that address inequality, including wealth taxes, guaranteed employment and worker participation in company decisions. Piketty argues that his proposals are no more radical than the shifts that occurred in the 20th century. But his most salient point may be that the climate crisis could finally spur economic reform, just as wars and depressions have throughout history.
About the Author
Thomas Piketty is a professor at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales and at the Paris School of Economics. His previous books include New York Times bestsellers Capital in the Twenty-First Century and Capital and Ideology.