Steve has alluded to the difficulty that now surrounds Thomas Piketty’s data analysis. This clip sets out the problem:
To be fair to Piketty this isn’t a ‘hide the decline’ type scandal – he isn’t refusing access to his data. While I haven’t finished reading the book, I’m underwhelmed by the argument and not convinced by his thesis. If the data problems turn out to be fatal I doubt I’ll be finishing the book. I wonder if I can get Amazon to refund my money?