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Why Is A French Economist's 700-Page Book So Popular?

NPR | May 7, 2014 9:22 p.m.

French economist Thomas Piketty’s book on inequality has become a sensation. He’s been all over the media, and he’s lecturing to packed houses on his current U.S. tour. We explore his popularity, and what it says about how Americans are viewing the issue of economic inequality.

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