Live-Blogging Piketty: An Interlude (Response to Chris Giles)

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By Steven Pressman

Should We Count Out Piketty Due to Sum Math Errors?

While I am here in Paris reading Capital in the Twenty-First Century carefully, the book has dominated the headlines again. Having just spent a good deal of time thinking about its numbers (see my Dollars & Sense blog posts at, I thought it would be useful to reflect on the piece published this past weekend in the Financial Times.

There, Chris Giles provides a detailed and lengthy argument against Piketty. He claims there are many instances where Piketty has used the wrong numbers in making his calculations and …read more

From: Dollars & Sense Blog

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