In what may have been challenging timing given the FT’s recent revealing of problems with Thomas Piketty’s data on inequality, Science Magazine’s current special issue focusses on the subject, here.
For more detail on Gile’s problems with the Piketty data see here.
For loyal readers who haven’t been paying much attention to economics, here is the Amazon site of the actual tome.
I’m still slogging through Chapter 2….
N.B. (added later): Piketty himself has a review in the Science Magazine issue and it’s here.