“Remember the old saying: the rich get richer, and the poor should really try being rich, it’s nice.”
“Well folks, I’m not gonna take it from this Pepé Le Punitive Tax Rate, here.”
“Why are you trying to tear down the Western economic system and replace it with socialist redistribution of wealth?”
“Doesn’t the United States—sittin’ on top of the pile here—don’t we have the right to have our economic system benefit us and maybe not the rest of the world?”
“Inequality is bad because you want mobility. But if I’m already mobiled up to the place I want to be, isn’t it better for me to pull up the ladder behind me? Because then I can be charitable with money that I don’t even miss, to all the poor people I can easily find.”
Just some of what Comedy Central host Stephen Colbert had to say when he hosted Capital in the Twenty-First Century author Thomas Piketty this week.
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