August 7, 2014 – Gene Epstein
The Piketty Phenomenon: What the popularity of Capital in the Twenty-First Century tells us about capitalism in the 21st century
Krugman & Stiglitz hailed Piketty’s book as the intellectual event of the decade & it was endorsed in the New Republic.
Gene is part of a group of economists who have studied the book & report on it. He says too many people have opinions but haven’t read the book.
He’s the Junto moderator, the economics editor and books editor of the Barron’s weekly business magazine and author of Econospinning: How to read between the lines when the media manipulate the numbers: http://www.tiny.cc/Econo
Powerpoint presentation by Gene Epstein:
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