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Capital and Ideology: Thomas Piketty

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French economist Thomas Piketty has fundamentally changed the way we understand inequality. His global bestseller 'Capital in the Twenty-First Century' brought the phenomenon of rising inequality to our attention and highlighted its economic basis. Piketty’s latest book, 'Capital and Ideology', takes the discussion even further to examine inequality as a political phenomenon, shaped by ideology and social institutions. What are the ideologies that have created our current age of inequality, and what are the risks this age poses? What would need to happen for change to occur? Join Thomas Piketty in conversation with UNSW’s Richard Holden, as they explore the political basis of inequality in our hypercapitalist age. --- For more videos like this subscribe to our channel:

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French economist Thomas Piketty has fundamentally changed the way we understand inequality. His global bestseller 'Capital in the Twenty-First Century' brought the phenomenon of rising inequality to our attention and highlighted its economic basis. Piketty’s latest book, 'Capital and Ideology', takes the discussion even further to examine inequality as a political phenomenon, shaped by ideology and social institutions. What are the ideologies that have created our current age of inequality, and what are the risks this age poses? What would need to happen for change to occur? Join Thomas Piketty in conversation with UNSW’s Richard Holden, as they explore the political basis of inequality in our hypercapitalist age. --- For more videos like this subscribe to our channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/unsw?sub_confirmation=1 We're the official channel of UNSW Sydney, a brilliantly located university between the coast and the city. UNSW Sydney is one of Australia's leading research and teaching universities. We're a welcoming community, promoting lasting knowledge and creating an academic environment where outstanding students and scholars from around the world can be inspired to excel in their programs of study and research. Capital and Ideology: Thomas Piketty
Thomas Piketty
Thomas Piketty (7 May 1971) is a French economist who works on wealth and income inequality. He is a professor (directeur d'études) at the École des hautes études en sciences sociales (EHESS), associate chair at the Paris School of Economics and Centennial professor at the London School of Economics new International Inequalities Institute.

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