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Piketty’s Myth of Self Managing Wealth

Thomas Piketty’s Capital in The Twenty First Century, has spawned a cottage industry of dissent.  Piketty uses masses of data to illuminate a growth in inequality, that he surmises is an inevitable result of capitalism and can only be resolved…

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What is Wealth?

Thomas Piketty’s Capital in The Twenty First Century, has spawned a cottage industry of dissent.  Piketty uses masses of data to illuminate a growth in inequality, that he surmises is an inevitable result of capitalism and can only be resolved…

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Bad Fortune vs Bad Choices

From the Pittsburgh Tribune Review Donald Boudreaux writes Questions for redistribution’s proponents Excerpts: • Suppose that Jones chooses a career as a poet. Jones treasures the time he spends walking in the woods and strolling city streets in leisurely reflection; his…

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Redistribution of the Other Wealth

From the Pittsburgh Tribune Review Donald Boudreaux writes Questions for redistribution’s proponents Excerpts: • Do you teach your children to envy what other children have? Do you encourage your children to form gangs with their playmates to “redistribute” toys away…

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Inequality is in the Eyes of the Beholder

Donald Boudreaux wrote an excellent piece Questions for redistribution’s proponents: A few gems: • While Dr. Smith earns more money than does poet Jones, poet Jones earns more leisure than does Dr. Smith. Do you believe leisure has value to…

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