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Thomas Piketty: ‘You have to make the richest people pay more’ | UpFront

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As most indicators continue to show the gap between the rich and the rest getting bigger, renowned author and economist Thomas Piketty’s latest book strikes an optimistic note. In A Brief History of Equality, Piketty argues that the world is broadly on the right track to reducing socioeconomic inequality. "There's a long run of social demand for equality that is inseparable from modernity," he says. “The key to transformation is collective mobilisations through new forms of political parties, political movements.” On UpFront, French economist and author Thomas Piketty joins Marc Lamont Hill to discuss the politics of building global equality and the lessons to be learned from history. Subscribe to our channel http://bit.ly/AJSubscribe Follow us on Twitter

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As most indicators continue to show the gap between the rich and the rest getting bigger, renowned author and economist Thomas Piketty’s latest book strikes an optimistic note.



In A Brief History of Equality, Piketty argues that the world is broadly on the right track to reducing socioeconomic inequality.



"There's a long run of social demand for equality that is inseparable from modernity," he says.



“The key to transformation is collective mobilisations through new forms of political parties, political movements.”



On UpFront, French economist and author Thomas Piketty joins Marc Lamont Hill to discuss the politics of building global equality and the lessons to be learned from history.



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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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