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The Graduate Center, CUNY: "The French economist Thomas Piketty (Paris School of Economics)...

...will present a lecture on his new book, [Capital in the Twenty-First Century]. In this landmark work, Piketty argues that the main driver of inequality—the tendency of returns on capital to exceed the rate of economic growth—threatens to generate extreme inequalities that stir discontent and undermine democratic values. He calls for political action and policy intervention. Joseph Stiglitz (Columbia University), Paul Krugman (Princeton University and joining the LIS Center, July 2014), and Steven Durlauf (University of Wisconsin–Madison) will comment. The event will be introduced and moderated by Janet Gornick and Branko Milanovic (The Graduate Center, Luxembourg Income Study Center).

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