Nelson Mandela Foundation

Professor of Economics at the Paris School of Economics, Thomas Piketty, will present the 2015 Annual Lecture.

Piketty caused a sensation in early 2014 with his book on a simple, brutal formula explaining economic inequality: r is greater than g (meaning that return on capital is generally higher than economic growth). Here, he talks through the massive data set that led him to conclude: Economic inequality is not new, but it is getting worse, with radical possible impacts.