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Explaining ‘Capital’

March 11, 2015

Harvard Gazette
Christina Pazzanese, Staff Writer
March 11, 2015

It’s been just a year since Thomas Piketty’s “Capital in the Twenty-First Century” turned the respected French economist from the University of Paris into an academic and publishing rock star. Few could have imagined that a nearly 700-page text tracing wealth and income-distribution patterns in 20 countries as far back as the French Revolution would become a worldwide million-plus seller.

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