- The FT has dug deep into the data underpinning Thomas Piketty's bestseller, "Capital in the Twenty-First Century," and finds errors and unexplained entries that undercut the author's argument that wealth inequality is rising to levels not seen since before World War I.
- "There is little evidence in Professor Piketty's original sources to bear out the thesis that an increasing share of total wealth is held by the richest few," the FT writes.
- In response, Piketty says that other research using alternative methods supports his broad theory, including that of Emmanuel Saez and Gabriel Zucman, who released their findings after Piketty published his book.
FT: Errors place doubt on Piketty's theory about rising inequality
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