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The myth of the American Dream is the dominating factor in keeping people complacent in the United States. You know it -- work hard, and your life will improve. Well, maybe not your life, but your kids', or at least your grandkids'. If that doesn't work, it is the fault of immigrants, or the darn Chinese, or those welfare freeloaders.
Economist and author Thomas Piketty breaks down his latest opus on inequality, 'Capital In The 21st Century.'
The 'unusual events' he refers to include two world wars, during which widespread devastation and soaring public debt hurt
Economist and author Thomas Piketty sits down with HuffPost DC Bureau Chief Ryan Grim and 'The Other 98%' Communications Director Alexis Goldstein to break down his latest opus on inequality, 'Capital In The 21st Century.'
Economist and author Thomas Piketty sits down with HuffPost DC Bureau Chief Ryan Grim and 'The Other 98%' Communications Director Alexis Goldstein to break down his latest opus on inequality, 'Capital In The 21st Century.'