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April 18, 2014

Economy & Finance

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Whither The Bottom 90 Percent, Thomas Piketty?
Scott Winship,, April 17, 2014
While not quite inducing Beatlemania, French economist Thomas Piketty's visit this week to America has inspired the Washington analog of teenage frenzy. On Tuesday, the inequality expert spoke here in D.C. (top one percent share: 28%) at multiple events. Wednesday he was in New York (Manhattan top share: 54%), and he will head from there to Boston (36%) and San Francisco (37%). Among those of us interested in inequality, the pump for this visit was primed months ago. . .

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