Thomas Piketty’s Capital

I keep stumbling across references to Thomas Piketty’s book Capital in the Twenty-First Century. It’s been mentioned recently in The Economist, been the subject of a relatively long review by Cory Doctorow on Boing Boing, and it’s also been reviewed, in some depth, on Philip Greenspun’s Weblog.

The idea of actually reading the book is somewhat daunting. I don’t tend to get too far into books like this before giving up and going back to Star Trek novels or X-Men comics. And I have a stack of programming books I want to read too. I think maybe I should stick with the programming books for now. Meanwhile, for a lazy summer Sunday afternoon, I think I’m going to dive into some comics and forget all about this serious stuff!

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