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Thomas Piketty overthrows Marx

Piketty tries to apply this scheme to many societies across time and space. His discussion is punctuated by numerous charts and tables: using a combination of extrapolation and guesswork to produce quantitative estimates for eras before modern data collection is a Piketty trademark, and it is a technique that it applies widely here, I would […]

Almanac: The Marx Brothers – CBS News

On March 8, 1959, the three best-known members of the Marx Brothers comedy troupe appeared together for the last time on television. There were actually five Marx Brothers in all, born in New York between 1887 and 1901. They were childhood vaudevillians, with the stage names Chico, Harpo, Groucho, Gummo and Zeppo. Film after film, […]