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Episode 193 PREVIEW - Thomas Piketty and Theories of Justice

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20mins

20 Jun 2021

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Thomas Piketty | Capital and Ideology

UNSW Centre for Ideas

French economist Thomas Piketty has fundamentally changed the way we understand inequality.His global bestseller 'Capital in the Twenty-First Century' brought the phenomenon of rising inequality to our attention and highlighted its economic basis. Piketty’s latest book, 'Capital and Ideology', takes the discussion even further to examine inequality as a political phenomenon, shaped by ideology and social institutions. What are the ideologies that have created our current age of inequality, and what are the risks this age poses? What would need to happen for change to occur? Join Thomas Piketty in conversation with UNSW’s Richard Holden, as they explore the political basis of inequality in our hypercapitalist age.

1hr 2mins

23 Mar 2021

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Thomas Piketty | Capital and Ideology

UNSW Centre for Ideas

French economist Thomas Piketty has fundamentally changed the way we understand inequality.His global bestseller 'Capital in the Twenty-First Century' brought the phenomenon of rising inequality to our attention and highlighted its economic basis. Piketty’s latest book, 'Capital and Ideology', takes the discussion even further to examine inequality as a political phenomenon, shaped by ideology and social institutions. What are the ideologies that have created our current age of inequality, and what are the risks this age poses? What would need to happen for change to occur? Join Thomas Piketty in conversation with UNSW’s Richard Holden, as they explore the political basis of inequality in our hypercapitalist age.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

1hr 2mins

23 Mar 2021

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Thomas Piketty | Capital and Ideology

UNSW Centre for Ideas

French economist Thomas Piketty has fundamentally changed the way we understand inequality.His global bestseller 'Capital in the Twenty-First Century' brought the phenomenon of rising inequality to our attention and highlighted its economic basis. Piketty’s latest book, 'Capital and Ideology', takes the discussion even further to examine inequality as a political phenomenon, shaped by ideology and social institutions. What are the ideologies that have created our current age of inequality, and what are the risks this age poses? What would need to happen for change to occur? Join Thomas Piketty in conversation with UNSW’s Richard Holden, as they explore the political basis of inequality in our hypercapitalist age.

1hr 2mins

23 Mar 2021

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51 Recall This Buck 3: Thomas Piketty on Inequality and Ideology (Adaner, JP)

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Is Thomas Piketty the world’s most famous economic historian ? A superstar enemy of plutocratic capitalism who wrote a pathbreaking bestseller, Capital in the 21st Century? Or simply a debonair and generous French intellectual happy to talk redistributive justice? Join John and Adaner Usmani (star of RTB’s episode 44: Racism as idea, Racism as Power Relation) to find out.Why did we invite him? John thinks nobody is better than Piketty at mapping and explaining the nature and origin of the glaring and growing inequality that everywhere defines wealth distribution in the 21st century—both between societies and within them. His recent magnum opus, Capital and Ideology. ask what sorts of stories societies (and individuals within those societies) tell themselves so as to tolerate such inequality—and the poverty and misery it produces. Or even to see that inequality as part of the natural order of things.Why did he accept our invitation? A mystery, but who are we to look a gift economist in the mouth?Mentioned in the EpisodePhilip Larkin, “Why aren’t they screaming?” (from the poem “The Old Fools”)Bonus! Here is John’s question about his favorite writer, the one Adaner teased him for not asking:“Mr. Piketty, you are interested in hinge points where people cease being captivated by one ideology and begin seeing differently (might one also say, begin being captivated by another ideology?) In 2014, Ursula le Guin said: ‘We live in capitalism. Its power seems inescapable. So did the divine right of kings. Any human power can be resisted and changed by human beings. Resistance and change often begin in art, and very often in our art, the art of words.‘Can I ask how that resonates with your argument about the rapid changeability of economic paradigms–and moral paradigms for justifying inequality–in Capital and Ideology? “Listen and Read51 Recall This Buck 3: Thomas Piketty on Inequality and Ideology

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19 Feb 2021

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Thomas Piketty: Capital and Ideology

Social Europe Podcast

Thomas Piketty explains how wealth and power can be transferred from capital to workers and citizens.Social Europe is publishing cutting-edge thinking and new ideas from the most thought-provoking people. Our in-depth analyses and constructive proposals seek to link policy-making to wider political and economic concerns. It is our goal to promote progressive and inclusive societies, sustainable economies and responsible businesses as well as dynamic civil societies. Please also visit our website www.socialeurope.eu to read our latest articles, blog posts and research papers. If you want to stay up-to-date with all things Social Europe just sign up to our regular newsletter via our website.

35mins

10 Jan 2021

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Ranked #7 of all time: Thomas Piketty on Inequality and Capital in the 21st Century

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Thomas Piketty of the Paris School of Economics and author of Capital in the Twenty-First Century talks to Econtalk host Russ Roberts about the book. The conversation covers some of the key empirical findings of the book along with a discussion of their significance. Actually released 22 Sep 2014.

1hr 8mins

24 Nov 2020

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Thomas Piketty: Three Years On

TALKING POLITICS

We revisit our interview with the economist Thomas Piketty recorded the week Emmanuel Macron won the French presidency and David and Helen ask what we have learned since. Where does Macron fit on the left/right political spectrum? What has his cult of personality done to French politics? And are we anywhere nearer knowing how to tackle the problem of inequality? The last in our series of updates from the Talking Politics archive.Show Notes:Why isn’t inequality having a more primary effect on our politics? Are ethnic and nationalist divisions trumping class divisions?Piketty’s research shows that nothing is pre-ordained, but it often takes a crisis to reorient politics.In the 20th century, war plays this role. If you take war out of it, what happens?Can democracies deal with inequality without a crisis? Is there a democratic path to redress inequality? Macron relatively quickly became a politician of the centre-right.This shouldn’t have been a surprise. What was harder to anticipate was the nature of the opposition, in particular, the Gilets Jaunes.Macron has become more preoccupied with the geopolitical than reforming the Eurozone.It’s easy to forget how contingent Macron’s rise was.Macron’s rise blew apart the French party system. The failings predated Macron, but he did inject something much more personalized into French politics.Macron created a movement that could win a majority in the French legislature. During lockdown, however, he lost his absolute majority in the lower house because various people on the left defected.The larger story about economic choices, especially macroeconomic choices, being taken out of the hands of democratic politics took a particular shape in France.Can we see Macron’s rise as an answer to France’s problems in the euro?Has COVID moved Europe any closer to answering questions about what engenders solidarity?Piketty has been an advocate of quite radical institutional reforms towards a more centralised European project.Clearly the crisis has changed notions about common European borrowing. If you have debt, what kind of political solidarity sustains that debt? For there to be meaningful solidarity where debt is concerned, you need to see meaningful taxes. So far, this has not happened.Nor has there been any institutional reform in the last few months. That part of the Piketty project seems as far off as ever.Mentioned in this Episode: Capital in the Twenty-First Century Last week’s episode with Lucia and HansFurther Learning: Piketty’s most recent book, Capital and IdeologyWill coronavirus lead to fairer societies? Thomas Piketty explores the prospect for The GuardianAn interview with Piketty in The Nation about the virus and his...  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/talkingpolitics.

42mins

27 Aug 2020

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Civil Unrest, Thomas Piketty, Poe & Simone Weil - Episode No. 26

Feeling Bookish Podcast

Days of civil unrest in the U.S. over the death of George Floyd. We have a conversion. We talk RFK in '68, Edgar Allen Poe, Piketty's examination of economic inequality, James Baldwin, James Fenimore Copper, the political and spiritual path of Simone Weil and why Roman always returns to the humor of George Carlin. Please note: video of RFK speaking in Indianapolis the night MLK was killed: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A2kWIa8wSC0Music: “Sunday Smooth" by Scott Buckley, used under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License - www.scottbuckley.com.au.

1hr 9mins

31 May 2020

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Economist Thomas Piketty on nationalism, and the inequality in India

In Focus by The Hindu

If the catastrophic human toll of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic was the first wave to strike the world this year, its severe economic consequences – including loss of livelihoods of the poor across countries, leading to massive internal displacement and starvation in many cases – have been the second wave. It is in this context that the seminal work of Professor Thomas Piketty on the phenomenon of economic inequality gains additional significance today. Here he shares his perspective on this subject, including on its relevance to India. Guest: Professor Thomas Piketty is Professor of Economics at Paris-based School of Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences and at the Paris School of Economics and Co-Director at the World Inequality Lab and World Inequality Database. Host: Narayan Lakshman, Associate Editor, The Hindu

28mins

21 May 2020

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