James sent me the following, I have nothing to add:
— Brad Tucker (@BradCTucker) May 29, 2014
I’d also point out that Piketty has discussed claims of data mistakes here:
— Justin Wolfers (@JustinWolfers) May 29, 2014
The key predictions did not rely on these perceived data errors in the first place – it is the framework for thinking about inequality that was of use, and which helped to create debate. A debate that seems to have moved past his explanations, and looks like it will lead to a lot more research – which is choicetastic!