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Piketty and the inequality debate

Duration: 26:29

Best-selling French economist Thomas Piketty has reignited the debate over inequality, arguing that the growing gap between rich and poor is not just unfair but also dangerous. He uses historical data to back up his arguments in his new book, Capital in the Twenty-First Century. The BBC's Manuela Saragosa interviewed Thomas Piketty then led a fiery debate between two prominent US economists, Peter Morici, Professor of Business at the University of Maryland and Mark Weisbrot, co-director of the Centre for Economic and Policy Research in Washington. (Piketty, Getty Images)

Available since: Fri 9 May 2014

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