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‘Rock Star’ Economist Piketty: ‘Nothing Bothers Me Particularly About Inequality’

A fire-breathing Marxist, he is not. French economist Thomas Piketty, whose 700-page bestseller helped rocket income inequality into world debate, was self-effacing and often joking in a final appearance Thursday at UC San Diego. In fact, he told 800 people at Mandeville Auditorium, “Nothing bothers me particularly about inequality.” The problem is extreme inequality, stressed […]