Sen. Elizabeth Warren and author Thomas Piketty sat down with the HuffPo's Ryan Grimm for a nearly hour-long interview to discuss a range of topics including income inequality, labor unions and climate change.
June 2, 2014

This interview has got everyone buzzing again about whether Sen. Elizabeth Warren may change her mind and decide to throw her hat in the ring for the 2016 presidential primary.

From the HuffPost Live: WATCH: Elizabeth Warren And Thomas Piketty Discuss Nature, Causes Of Economic Inequality:

Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren and French economist Thomas Piketty sat down together with The Huffington Post for a nearly hour-long interview being broadcast on HuffPost Live for the first time Monday evening.

The event was taped before a standing-room audience at Boston's Old South Meeting House, where many of the key meetings leading to the American Revolution were held.

Warren, a Democrat, and Piketty each have authored books on inequality that have surged to the top of Amazon and The New York Times bestseller lists. Warren, a former professor whose work focused on bankruptcy, wrote A Fighting Chance, a memoir of her political rise and a plea for a playing field no longer tilted in favor of big banks, the wealthy and global corporations.

Piketty is the author of Capitalism in the Twenty-First Century, a 700-page tome translated from French that has taken the publishing world by storm and turned the debate on inequality on its head. Piketty finds evidence that capitalism, absent aggressive tax policy, distributes income in a deeply unequal way, which compounds over time.

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