On economic fetishism

Paul Krugman column today “marks to market” his early prediction that, from the get-go, the European monetary union was bound…

Uprooting Social Inequality

In my experience, when discussing social inequality, one of the most difficult notions for people to grasp is the distinction…

The Piketty Phenomenon*

Much has been written about Capital in the 21st Century, Thomas Piketty’s 2014 celebrated economics best-seller.  The quality and range of…

Piketty and Marx

In a recent interview to Isaac Chotiner from the New Republic, Thomas Piketty makes interesting remarks about the relation between…

On Gary Becker: A True Believer

Gary Becker has died. Here’s John Cassidy “postscript.” And here’s the NYT’s obit. Personally, I liked the frankness of his approach…