Taking on Adam Smith by Steven Erlanger     Print

Taking on Adam Smith (and Karl Marx), by Steven Erlanger in Apr. 19, 2014, New York Times,  is a good primer on Thomas Piketty, the French economist and author of blockbuster treatise, “Capital in the Twenty-First Century.”  An immediate bestseller since its release in the United States, the 685 page analysis of rising inequality has been hailed as an “an intellectual tour de force, a triumph of economic history over the theoretical, mathematical modeling that has come to dominate the economics profession in recent years” by the Washington Post. (Recommended by European Affairs.)