Thomas Piketty is Professor of Economics at the Paris School of Economics. He is the author of Capital in the Twenty-first Century. An earlier version of his article appeared in Le Monde (February 2016)

IN THE REVIEW

A New Deal for Europe

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President François Hollande at a summit of the European Union, Brussels, February 2013
Only a genuine social and democratic refounding of the eurozone, designed to encourage growth and employment, arrayed around a small core of countries willing to lead by example and develop their own new political institutions, will be sufficient to counter the hateful nationalistic impulses that now threaten all Europe.

A Practical Vision of a More Equal Society

Inequality: What Can Be Done?

by Anthony B. Atkinson
Anthony Atkinson occupies a unique place among economists. During the past half-century, in defiance of prevailing trends, he managed to place the question of inequality at the center of his work while demonstrating that economics is first and foremost a social and moral science. In his new book, Inequality: What Can Be Done?—more personal than his previous ones and wholly focused on a plan of action—he provides us with the broad outlines of a new radical reformism.