A conversation titled, “Capital in the Twenty-First Century: A Middle East Perspective” between best-selling author of Capital in the Twenty-First Century, Thomas Piketty, professor of economics and Ziad Bahaa Eldin, lawyer, economist and former deputy prime minister, as part of the Tahrir Dialogue series organized by the School of Global Affairs and Public Policy at The American University in Cairo (AUC).
In Capital in the Twenty-First Century, Piketty emphasizes the themes of his work on wealth concentrations and distribution over the past 250 years. The book argues that the rate of capital return in developed countries is persistently greater than the rate of economic growth, and that this will cause wealth inequality to increase in the future. To address this problem Piketty proposes redistribution through a progressive global tax on wealth.
The discussion will be followed by a book-signing.
Ewart Hall, AUC Tahrir Square
Thursday, June 2, 2016; 6–8pm