The Debt Dialogues [Episode 38]: Phillip Magness on Thomas Piketty’s Empirical Claims

The Debt Dialogues is a weekly podcast that aims to educate young people about the welfare state and how it will affect their future. In past episodes, we have discussed the moral and theoretical problems with Thomas Piketty’s book on inequality, Capital in the Twenty-First Century. In this episode, I interview Phillip Magness, a policy historian and Academic Program Director at the Institute for Humane Studies, on the empirical problems with Piketty’s work.

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