Thomas Piketty just can’t understand India’s strange secrecy over income tax data

Thomas Piketty has a problem with India.

At New Delhi’s Jawaharlal Nehru University on Jan. 20, the French economist spoke to an auditorium packed with academics, bureaucrats and politicians on the sweeping inequality of wealth across the world and how the rise in assets of the world’s richest continues to outpace global GDP growth. Piketty, of course, is widely recognised for his work on income equality, including the bestselling book, Capital in the Twenty-First Century.

But his...


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