Piketty answers David Brooks

If heresy has a name, that name is Thomas Piketty. He responds to criticism of his theories on economics:

We should not just be waiting for natural forces to get us to the right place… There is no natural force that makes the rate of return and the growth rate of the economy coincide in the long run. And there is no natural force that prevents the concentration of wealth from rising to a high level. So I am not saying this will rise forever. This will stop somewhere. I am just saying that this somewhere can be very high, and there is no natural force that prevents this from happening.

via Piketty answers David Brooks: The best-selling economist sounds off to Salon – Salon.com.

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