Via Moyers & Company:
Updated on April 17, 2014
The publication of Thomas Piketty’s book, Capital in the Twenty-First Century, in English, has advanced the discussion of rising inequality around the industrial world, notably in the US. It follows on the heels of Pope Francis’ landmark speech decrying “trickle down” economics last November, and Barack Obama saying that America’s sky-high inequality the “defining challenge of our time” the following month.
Just how bad is American inequality? How did we arrive at this new Gilded Age? And how might we create an economy of broadly shared prosperity?
To these and other...