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Forum on Piketty’s book in Vancouver

On June 25th, a standing-room only crowd of 150 people attended a public forum and discussion titled “Pikettymania, Inequality and You” on Thomas Piketty’s Capital in the Twenty-First Century. Today, I’m happy to post in full the four talks that made up the first half of the event (the second half was all discussion). The total is about an hour in length with each speaker taking 15 minutes. Enjoy!


The speakers, in order of appearance:

  1. Iglika Ivanova is an economist and public interest researcher at the CCPA-BC. Her slides are available here and may be useful for following along. She focused on the inequality data.
  2. Yours truly. My slides are here and I focused on Piketty’s theoretical framework in between classical and neoclassical economics.
  3. Marjorie Griffin-Cohen is professor of Political Science at SFU. Her focus was on the solutions Piketty proposes.
  4. Geoff Mann is professor of Geography at SFU and spoke more broadly on on Piketty and liberalism.

The event was co-sponsored by the Progressive Economics Forum, Ricochet, the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives BC and the SFU Institute for the Humanities. Finally, thanks to Redeye Radio who generously created and provided this recording. Give them a listen on Co-op Radio in Vancouver 100.5FM Saturday mornings.

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