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a16z Podcast: The Two Big Problems With Thomas Piketty’s “Capital in the Twenty-First Century”


“At a moment of great concern about inequality, now comes a learned tome proclaiming the gravity of the inequality problem,” says Larry Summers in a conversation with Andreessen Horowitz’s Balaji Srinivasan. “It’s a stunning thing, and it must reflect positively on the growing intellectualism of the society that a book like that could be a best-seller.” But that doesn’t mean Piketty got it right, adds the former Secretary of the Treasury and current a16z special advisor. Summers describes the two big problems he sees with Piketty’s argument, and how the forces of technology and globalization are better lenses through which to view and explain income inequality.


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 2014-05-16  15m