Monthly Archives: February 2015

Defending Piketty against His Critics

There has been a critique against Piketty’s Capital in the Twenty-First Century (2014), by Philip Magness and Robert Murphy, and I defended Piketty’s argument in a Facebook post: There was a Kopczuk and Saez study in 2004, looking at the … Continue reading

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Greece Anti-Austerity Vote: Viva la Syriza

“Don’t go gently into the night; rage, rage against the dying of the light”, wrote the new Greek finance minister, the academic economist, Yanis Varoufakis, quoting the poet Dylan Thomas. Greece has overwhelmingly voted for an end to austerity. After … Continue reading

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