Thomas Piketty: the French economist bringing capitalism to book
When Piketty was namechecked on Thought for the Day, he stopped being a modest 42-year-old French economist and went mainstream ... Piketty is not afraid to draw on literature and popular culture to make his points. Quentin Tarantino gets a mention ...
On Income Inequality: A French Economist Vs. An American Capitalist
From 1993 to 2007, Conard was a partner at Bain Capital — the firm made famous by another partner, Mitt Romney. In real life, Piketty and Conard may not be hanging out together, but their books can allow them to debate. Here is an imaginary conversation ...
Manuel Valls, a Socialist Sarkozy
In less than a year the 50-year-old Mr Valls has been transformed from a pesky, upstart outsider into France’s most popular politician. The son of a Catalan artist who obtained French nationality as a 20-year-old, Mr Valls was snubbed at the Socialists ...
Piketty shrugged: How the French economist dashed libertarians’ Ayn Randian fantasies
Except that they aren’t, as exhaustively demonstrated by French economist Thomas Piketty ... one of America’s most famous and influential makers of free market mythology. Friedman decreed that economic policy should focus on freedom, and not equality.
A Sarkozy comeback?
By French standards, this makes him the joint-most popular politician in France today, sharing the top spot with Manuel Valls, the Socialist interior minister. In recent months, however, Mr Sarkozy has turned up and turned heads at concerts given by his ...