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Thomas Piketty’s New Book Is About a Lot More Than Capitalism

The author of “Capital in the Twenty-First Century,” a controversial 2014 book on capitalism and the wealthy, says “Capital and Ideology” takes a broader view.

Thomas Piketty

Thomas Piketty

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French economist Thomas Piketty made a big splash in 2014 with his best-selling book, “Capital in the Twenty-First Century,” stirring debate about how capitalism has benefited the wealthy.