I’ve discussed Capital in the Twenty-First Century many times in my work, most recently here, and it was terrific to learn that Piketty had read Capitalism v. Democracy. “This book made me realize just how dangerous supreme courts can be for matters of inequality and democracy,” he wrote.
There’s a need within law to do the sort of work that Thomas Piketty does for economics and that Gilens & Page do for political science. Here’s a step in that direction.
Available here This essay comments on the link between Piketty, Gilens & Page, and money in politics / campaign finance. It contains some of the key points from my book, plus my commentary on the authors above whose works were published around the same time as my book.