Piketty Owes His Readers Some Answers

"Capital in the Twenty-First Century" isn't just any book, or so its admirers have been telling us. It deserves scrutiny.
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The main defect in Thomas Piketty's "Capital in the Twenty-First Century" has little to do with the questions about data that the Financial Times raised this weekend. Nonetheless, they're good questions. The FT should be thanked for raising them, and Piketty owes his readers better answers than he's offered so far.

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