Picketty, Remix, and the Most Important Student Blog Comment of the 21st Century

Mike Caulfield sums it up so nicely, I’ll just let his words do the talking.

Hapgood

Maybe I’m just not connected to the edublogosphere the way I used to be, but the story of Matt Rognlie should be on every person’s front page right now, and it’s not. So let’s fix that, and talk a bit about remix along the way.

(Let me admit the title is a bit of hyperbole, but not by much. Plus, if you have other candidates, why aren’t you posting them?)

First, the story in brief.

  • A scholar named Piketty produces the most influential economic work of the 21st century, which pulls together years of historical data suggesting that inequality is baked into our current economic system at a pretty deep level. It’s the post-war years that were the anomaly, and if you look at the model going forward, inequality is going to get worse.
  • A lot of people try to take this argument down, but mostly misunderstand the argument.
  • An…

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One response to “Picketty, Remix, and the Most Important Student Blog Comment of the 21st Century

  1. mikecaulfield

    Thank you!

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