Piketty and Saez joined with MIT's Stefanie Stantcheva on a brief article that helps explain why raising taxes on a nation's rich creates economies that work for everyone.
The strategy and tactics of this time means defeating Romney/Ryan and re-electing Obama/Biden. The alternative is moving further in negative territory.
"The man of great wealth owes a particular obligation to the state," Teddy Roosevelt noted a century ago, "because he derives special advantages from the mere existence of government."
As we roll, or descend, into another presidential campaign, we have once again an opportunity to think about the qualities that we look for in our leader.
The incident illustrates the degree to which anti-socialist dissidents in Cuba are linked to important political circles both in the United States and Europe.