Hello New Zealand readers. Just giving you a heads up that tomorrow (Thursday, 23 October) there is a panel discussion on the Piketty book (Capital in the Twenty-First Century) and its relevance to New Zealand.
As I contributed to the related book of book reviews, and as this particular event is in Wellington (where I live), I’m on the panel. Here are the details which I stole from an email:
The event is at the Royal Society (11 Turnbull Street, Thordon) and begins at 5.30pm.Bernard Hickey is chairing the panel, with the other panellists being Geoff Bertram, Brian Easton, Prue Hyman, Max Rashbrooke and Cathy Wylie.The aim of the event is simply to have some broad and engaging discussion on the relevance of Piketty for New Zealand, with reference to the book being launched on the night.
And if it swings your boat, you can even join the Facebook event.
If you want to prepare beforehand, here is my long-form review (filled with typos – like honestly filled, it is a first draft that never went any further), here are some common misconceptions, and here is a list of other reviews.