On Tuesday May 27, at 2pm in the Butler Apartments Community Room, RICH will hold it’s end of the year meeting and BBQ. We will be discussing Thomas Piketty’s wildly popular, or at least hyped, Capital in the Twenty-First Century, followed by BBQ and good times. Again, the discussion will start at 2, with food to follow at 4. We’ll provide fire, meat, and some beer, please bring other refreshments and snacks as you are able (From each according to their ability!).
Since we’re in the history business, we’ll be focusing on Piketty’s historical chapters, namely sections 1-3, and not his policy recommendations (which Larry Summers hates). For those of you who think Piketty’s title is an allusions to Marx, forget it - he claims to have never read Marx (or did he?). In any event, it’s unclear if he even knows what Capital really is in the first place. Whatever, Paul Krugman loved it.
Anyway, we look forward to seeing you there. If you can, please RSVP via email so that we know how much food to buy. And please bring friends, spouses, partners, or economists!