Weeks before its official publication date, Thomas Piketty’s Capital in the Twenty-First Century has already been the subject of much discussion. We’ve seen close attention paid by the New York Times, the Economist, Slate, Financial Times, The Week, the Nation, Paul Krugman, Thomas Edsall, Brad DeLong, Andrew Sullivan, and many more.
While such coverage in the serious economics press is indeed gratifying, Capital in the Twenty-First Century has also achieved an even more rarified distinction: 700-page economics tome as shelfie subject.
With some time to spare in Paris - I bought a book on economics. Not convinced by Piketty's views but great read pic.twitter.com/7VcbTLG4N0— PeterWelch1962 (@PeterWelch1962) March 5, 2014
Piketty's book just arrived. For a French-to-English translation it's surprisingly readable pic.twitter.com/HDtwZK4Cg0— Connor Kilpatrick (@ckilpatrick) March 8, 2014
Dork alert: tweet reading Thomas Piketty's "Capital in the 21st Century" over the next n days (more like n months) pic.twitter.com/q8f7Un2NXx— Andrew Flowers (@andrewflowers) March 12, 2014
Obligatory tweet of Piketty's new book: pic.twitter.com/gcwumSMPha— Josh Hendrickson (@RebelEconProf) March 13, 2014
Piketty's new book was waiting for me at work today! pic.twitter.com/IPKQoWGgpg— Nick Galasso (@vngalasso) March 13, 2014
At last...Piketty! pic.twitter.com/RLg0Tjte5j— Stephen Boyd (@stephenboydstuc) March 29, 2014
Now with pets!
Ptolemy, with Pthomas Ptiketty. pic.twitter.com/1BLsPjkIdk— Chris Brooke (@chrisbrooke) March 29, 2014
Piketty's book is also of interest to Andromache. pic.twitter.com/n7n8RS93TP— Chris Brooke (@chrisbrooke) March 29, 2014
Butterball thinks Piketty is just an old Marxist. pic.twitter.com/narbsQJvla— guan (@guan) March 29, 2014
And here’s Piketty himself: