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Capital in the Twenty-First Century

Thomas Piketty is Director of Studies at L’École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (EHESS) and Professor at the Paris School of Economics. He is the author of Capital in the Twenty-First Century.

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Book Club Spotlight: The Privileged Poor

As students around the world deliberate their options for further education, only made more challenging in a pandemic, we’re reminded that getting in is only half the battle. In The Privileged Poor: How Elite Colleges Are Failing Disadvantaged Students, Anthony Abraham Jack asks how—and why—do disadvantaged students struggle at elite colleges? What can schools can do differently if these students are to thrive? As back to school season begins, we spoke to two university book clubs that read and discussed The Privileged Poor this summer.