Where's the Golden Age for Investors?

Economists say that capitalists are squeezing workers to get high profits. Tell that to investors.
In the U.S., the 0.1% usually work for a living. Photographer: Victor J. Blue/Bloomberg

Investors who are eager to fund businesses that can't make money worry people like New York magazine's Kevin Roose. At the same time, the hot new book in economics -- Thomas Piketty's "Capital in the Twenty-First Century" -- argues that we need large wealth taxes to offset the tendency of investors to do better than workers. At least one of these people is wrong, and it's probably Piketty.

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