Thomas Piketty says the US is setting a bad example on inequality for the world

Three and a half years ago, the English publication of Thomas Piketty’s surprise bestseller, Capital in the Twenty-First Century, sparked an international debate about the roots of rising inequality. Today, his publication of new data on inequality makes for equally sobering reading: The gap between rich and poor has increased in nearly every region in the world over the past few decades.

The 300-page World Inequality Report by the World Inequality Lab, based at the Paris School of...

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