‘Trusts and Estates Law and the Question of Wealth Distribution’

Thomas Piketty, Capital in the Twenty-First Century (2014). Early in the introduction to his arresting new book on wealth distribution, the French economist Thomas Piketty asserts that ‘the distribution of wealth is too important an issue to be left to economists, sociologists, historians, and philosophers’ (p.2). ‘Everyone’, he writes, should be interested. It seems to me that, on the issue of wealth distribution, trusts and estates scholars should be at or near the front of the queue. In any event, that is my excuse for choosing a book on economics as a JOTWELL selection for trusts and estates …” (more)

[Kent D Schenkel, JOTWELL, 8 July]

First posted 2014-07-08 12:09:10

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