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The best thing about Harry G. Frankfurt’s On Inequality is the paper

The popular philosopher’s ‘response’ to Thomas Piketty is pompous, trite and economically illiterate

17 October 2015

8:00 AM

17 October 2015

8:00 AM

Ten years ago, a philosophy professor at Princeton wrote a book with a provocative, slightly indecent title. It was a surprise bestseller, reaching number one on the New York Times’s list, and university book shops in America still do a roaring trade in copies of Harry Frankfurt’s On Bullshit, along with the usual Vonnegut and Sartre.

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