- Published on Monday, August 04, 2014
Thomas Piketty's best-selling book, Capital in the Twenty-First Century, serves as a watershed example of the dual contradictions of capitalism and proves that the last century was characterized by a sharp divergence between social classes. He warns that the main driver of inequality—the tendency of returns on capital to exceed the rate of economic growth—threatens to generate extreme inequalities that stir discontent and undermine democratic values.
Much like Piketty's work, economists at The New School for Social Research strive to analyze the dynamics of capitalism using historical and empirical analysis and, through SCEPA, its policy implications. Following Piketty's remarks, New School Professor Anwar Shaikh and New School PhD Heather Boushey will present their own comments as well as join in a panel discussion to answer the question, where do we go from here?
Thomas Piketty, Professor of Economics at the Paris School of Economics
Anwar Shaikh, Professor of Economics at The New School for Social Research
Heather Boushey, Executive Director and Chief Economist at the Washington Center for Equitable Growth
5:15pm, Friday, October 3, 2014*
The New School
66 West 12th Street, Auditorium
New York, NY
*SCEPA and The New School sincerely apologize that the Thomas Piketty discussion is set to take place on the eve of the Jewish holiday, Yom Kippur. Due to international travel schedules of those involved, the only day available to host the event is October 3rd. The discussion is scheduled to take place prior to the forecast sundown and will be live-streamed on our website. A recording of the discussion will be available on our website after the event.