I’m coming down the final stretch reading Piketty’s Capital. In case you haven’t heard, it’s being called the economics book of the year (not sure if that’s necessarily a good thing or not) and the most comprehensive discussion about one of the most important topics of our time – inequality.
I haven’t formed any opinions here yet and I am trying to keep an open-mind about this topic as I study it. But I wanted to open the floor here to your thoughts and opinions on the topic. Here are some questions to ponder:
- What is inequality and why does it matter?
- Is wealth inequality a bigger problem than income inequality?
- Is there real evidence that this is a problem?
- What are the major trends driving this inequality?
Don’t be shy. I know this is an inherently political discussion, but it’s also one that needs to be grounded in a fair bit of reality. But all political views should be considered valid from the start. I look forward to hearing what people have to say here.