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Oligarchy and Thomas Piketty’s Book (Links)

Two related items have hit the academic world this past month. Here are some links (There are many more):

1. Oligarchy:

1.1. The article: ‘Testing Theories of American Politics: Elites, Interest Groups, and Average Citizens‘. By Martin Gilens, Princeton University, and Benjamin I. Page, Northwestern University.

See: http://www.princeton.edu/~mgilens/Gilens%20homepage%20materials/Gilens%20and%20Page/Gilens%20and%20Page%202014-Testing%20Theories%203-7-14.pdf

1.2.. BBC report: http://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-echochambers-27074746

1.3. The Telegraph: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/northamerica/usa/10769041/The-US-is-an-oligarchy-study-concludes.html

 

2. Piketty’s book:

2.1. Capital in the Twenty-First Century, by Thomas Piketty, translated by Arthur Goldhammer (Belknap Press)

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/067443000X/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=067443000X&linkCode=as2&tag=thenewrep08-20

2.2.. Robert Solow’s review:

http://www.newrepublic.com/article/117429/capital-twenty-first-century-thomas-piketty-reviewed

2.3.. See also: http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2014/04/nobel-prize-winning-economist-were-heading-for-oligarchy/361200/

2.4. & on sales: http://www.newrepublic.com/article/117498/pikettys-capital-sold-out-harvard-press-scrambling?utm_content=5059987&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter

2.5. The Slate review:

http://www.slate.com/articles/business/moneybox/2014/04/thomas_piketty_capital_how_america_s_liberals_fell_for_a_french_economist.html

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