Two pieces on Thomas Piketty that I do not like so much.
The first is the almost always reliable and very sharp James K. Galbraith, who--for some reason I don't understand--thinks that Piketty intends his Capital to be a book about production rather than about distribution. And as a result I think his review goes awry: James K. Galbraith
Considerably worse is James Pethokoukis, who seems to have no arguments at all. It appears to be an attempt to shore up his wingnut street-cred by throwing some red meat to the base, and to shore up his pop-culture street-cred via gratuitous Galaxy Quest references. I cannot speak to how well the first works. The second, however, is an absolute flop: he reveals that he does not remember Galaxy Quest very well, and does not talk to any friends he may have who do: James Pethokoukis