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Thomas Piketty's income inequality tome tops Amazon bestseller lists, outsells romances
Thomas Piketty's income inequality tome tops Amazon bestseller lists, outsells romances

Move over, "Fifty Shades of Grey." Instead of romance, a book by French economist Thomas Piketty on income inequality and capitalism is the No. 1 best-selling book on Amazon.com. Piketty's "Capitalism in the Twenty-First Century" is generating so much interest among economists and policy makers that it's temporarily out of stock on Amazon. PHOTOS: The 10 richest people in the world At nearly 700 pages, it's not a book for beach reading by casual readers -- unless a mix of dense economic data and history is your thing.  Piketty examined decades of historical data from 20 countries to compare income inequality over time and concluded that the...

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