The first and last rule of capitalism is this: Make More Capital. And it's killing us. But we can build better systems. There are plenty of options. We can change the rules.
Piketty's radical and largely on-target critique of contemporary capitalism, the reviewer says, was mostly greeted with hostility by the economics establishment, when not simply ignored, stonewalling Capital in the Twenty-First Century, so it would not have the impact on economics research agendas that it merits, particularly in explaining inequality — in effect a dead zone in mainstream economic analysis. The reviewer thinks much can be gleaned from Piketty's work.
Why do we jail people for being poor? Today, half a million Americans are in jail only because they can't afford to post bail