What Americans Think About Income Inequality

By Martin Whittaker

In the "dismal science" of economics, few things are more surprising than a best-selling book. Last year, Capital in the Twenty-First Century by French economist Thomas Piketty achieved such a status. The book explores in great detail the distribution of wealth in the past two centuries, and Piketty notes that it was only midway through the 20th century that the world saw its first ever large-scale study on income inequality...