David Harsanyi on the Liberal Response to Capital in the Twenty-First Century
Thomas Piketty's book Capital in the Twenty-First Century is currently the number one seller on Amazon.com. It's been deemed an "important book" by a bunch of smart people, and sparked nonstop conversation in political and media circles. Liberal pundits and writers have enthusiastically and unconditionally embraced the hard-left manifesto, notes David Harsanyi. But how does a book that evokes Karl Marx and talks about tweaking the Soviet experiment find so much love from people who consider themselves rational, evidence-driven moderates?