global wealth tax en Liberal Media Embrace ‘Rock Star’ Far-Left Economist Piketty <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> French economist’s massive economic text touted as ‘beach read,’ in spite of radical proposals like 80 percent tax on incomes above $500,000. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/julia-seymour">Julia A. Seymour</a> </div> </div> </div> <p dir="ltr">Thomas Piketty is enjoying his moment in the sun. The French economist who has spent his career studying income inequality, recently published “Capital in the Twenty-First Century.” The book rose to the top of the Amazon best-seller list on April 22.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Julia A. Seymour is Assistant Managing Editor for MRC Business at the Media Research Center. <a href="" target="_blank">Follow Julia A. Seymour on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Art & Entertainment Business Economy Government International Media Taxes 80 percent tax rate alternet capital capitalism cbs french economist global wealth tax high taxes income taxes marxist New York Times radical thomas piketty Vox Washington Post wealth tax Wed, 07 May 2014 11:00:00 +0000 julia.seymour 46180 at