Piketty v. Marx

Shi-Ling Hsu (Florida State): The Rise and Rise of the One Percent: Getting to Thomas Piketty's Wealth Dystopia. Seth Ackerman on how Thomas Piketty’s warnings of a capitalism without meritocracy are being challenged by an ossified economic theory; and Suresh Naidu on how Piketty’s Capital in the Twenty-First Century shows that not everything in mainstream economics is worthless. What does Piketty’s Capital mean for developing countries? Gabriel Demombynes wants to know. Cory Doctorow on the conversation around Thomas Piketty's Capital. Robert Kuttner on what Piketty leaves out. Thomas Piketty is wrong — America will never look like a Jane Austen novel: Eric Posner and Glen Weyl on the fundamental flaw in the French economist's great theory. Chris Lehmann on what we talk about when we talk about Capital. Benjamin Kunkel reviews Capital in the Twenty-First Century. Piketty is the anti-Marx: Noah Millman reviews Capital in the Twenty-First Century by Thomas Piketty. Russell Jacoby on Piketty v. Marx: The two economists have a lot in common, but their differences matter, too. Stephen Rose on how Piketty and the New Marxists are selling the American middle class short. Is Capital in the Twenty-First Century Das Kapital for the twenty-first century? Believe it or not: Karl Marx is making a comeback. Marx-ish: Kyle Chayka on why a new generation of political thinkers is taking up the communist philosopher. Jason Schulman reviews Marx’s Concept of the Alternative to Capitalism by Peter Hudis. Nivedita Majumdar on why we’re Marxists: Marxism lives because we have not gone beyond the circumstances that created it. Thoroughly modern Marxism: Lucy Morris on a Marxist upbringing, graduating into a recession, and a lineage of missed opportunities make a brutal combination. From the irony files: Copy of Das Kapital sells for $40,000.