Piketty fever

From Financial Times, save capitalism from the capitalists by taxing wealth: Rising levels of inequality need to be addressed on a global scale, writes Thomas Piketty (and more and more and more). What would the world look like with Piketty's global tax on wealth? Danny Vinik investigates. Piketty's global wealth tax isn't happening — Danny Vinik on five politically realistic ideas instead. David Leonhardt on why you shouldn't be too depressed by Thomas Piketty’s arguments — inequality is a choice, not inevitable. Matt O'Brien on 4 ways to stop the U.S. from becoming a Piketty-style oligarchy. Studying the rich: Mike Konczal on Thomas Piketty and his critics. Thomas Piketty terrifies Paul Ryan: Paul Rosenberg goes behind the right’s desperate, laughable need to destroy an economist. Brad DeLong on the Right’s Piketty problem. Kathleen Geier on what Piketty’s conservative critics get wrong (and more). We need to teach tolerance for inequality: Brian Beutler on how the conservative case against Piketty is shockingly weak. Piketty fever: A wonky book on inequality becomes a blockbuster. Larry Elliott on Thomas Piketty, the French economist bringing capitalism to book. Hey, Big Thinker: Thomas Piketty, the economist behind Capital in the Twenty-First Century, is the latest overnight intellectual sensation. Economist receives rock star treatment: The reception for his Capital in the 21st Century has led the French economist Thomas Piketty to Washington’s halls of power and New York’s media outlets (and more). Tyler Cowen and Veronique de Rugy on why Piketty’s book is a bigger deal in America than in France. John Cassidy on why the "Piketty bubble" is more than hot air.