Odyssey: From Marx to Piketty, Capital in the 21st Century

Everyone's been talking about Thomas Piketty's sensationally influential book Capital in the 21st Century, from op-ed pages to classroom discussions to political strategy sessions. Piketty has hugely advanced our understanding of global inequality and of income distribution at the top. As a result of a vast amount of new research on the distribution of income over the last three centuries, we now have a clearer picture of the process that has resulted in constant upward redistribution of wealth, as ownership of capital becomes ever more concentrated. We discuss Piketty's proposal to impose more sharply progressive income taxes and stiffer inheritance taxes.

918.103.01 $28 (1 session) Thursday, Sept. 17, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

JHU full-time faculty/staff are eligible for 80% tuition remission. Spouse/same-sex domestic partners are eligible for 50% remission. Please be aware you are unable to register online and receive the discount.

For more information, contact 410-516-8516.