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French Economist Thomas Piketty

French economist Thomas Piketty on the widening gap between the global rich and poor, tax and modern capitalism

The internationally-acclaimed French economist Thomas Piketty talks to BBC correspondent Simon Jack in front of a live audience at the Université Paris-Dauphine. His best-selling book, Capital in the 21st Century, rocked the economic world with its arguments about the widening gap between the global rich and poor. We hear more about Piketty’s theories and what they say about our developing perceptions of wealth, tax, and modern capitalism.

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