Thomas Piketty – Why Capitalism Must Be Reformed | The Daily Social Distancing Show

Published on May 6, 2020

Economist Thomas Piketty discusses his book “Capital in the 21st Century” and his idea that capitalism threatens democracy if it is not reformed. #DailyShow #TrevorNoah #ThomasPiketty



  • audience2 12 months ago

    The pitch to the rich should be that they can become even richer in absolute terms by making changes to reduce inequality as the present distribution of wealth is suboptimal for maximising GDP.

  • laalaa99stl 12 months ago

    We already lost the war with the Citizens United SCOTUS ruling. So long as corporations are people, you can stop dreaming of a wealth tax.

  • hari nair 12 months ago

    Wow… The questions he choose to ask the eminent personalities he interviews is just awesome… Great job Trevor and the whole Daily Social Distancing Show Team… 🙂

  • Juan Pablo Casale 12 months ago

    i have a genuine question, not troll. I am argentinian, and we have that economic model over 20 years. Why that model don’t work in my country?

  • Tarmo Tyyri 12 months ago

    Capitalism with government subsidies & bail-outs using tax-payers’ money is a joke, even worse than socialism.

  • Sukhpal Kaur Sandhu 12 months ago

    I like this interview and it reminds me John Rowl’s theory of justice .thanks to both of you sir. 🙋‍♀️

  • Daniel Ohlmann 12 months ago

    What I would ask billionaires and millionaires regarding a wealth tax is, do you want to drive through slums? Do you want to have to live in a gated area? Do you want to have to be afraid for yourself, your loved ones, and your property? If the answer is no, then be prepared to pay your proportional part for a better, safer, cleaner, and more equal environment.

  • He Said What? 12 months ago

    Reform? Get back to work for more winning!!!

  • Yoo Lan 12 months ago

    theuh accent français ize soh kioute!

  • Misses Hippy 12 months ago

    I don’t know how Trevor kept a straight face when TP said “Wedgies for everyone”.

  • General JellyRoll 12 months ago

    I can yell this until my face turns blue and my parents still dismiss me as being radical. They insist capitalism is best economic system. If this crisis doesn’t convince them that capitalism’s priorities are perverse, then I can’t count on them to use logic to make their decisions

  • Godfrey Ntumbila 12 months ago

    What a nice interview,I have enjoyed……those willing to help out

  • Zachary Zarko 12 months ago

    I have little hope for America as long as the Republican Party dominates the government and continues its attacks and sabotage of Obamacare, Social Security, Medicare, public education, the national parks system, environmental protections, etc.

    Even when Republicans are not in charge, they are able to obstruct everything that is aimed at helping the poor and middle class. Then they sit back, laugh and point to the Democrats, successfully labeling them as the “tax and spend party” while simultaneously labeling them as the “do nothing party.”

  • 8Robba 12 months ago

    I believe Capitalism must be removed. But I am open to reformation as well until then.

  • jy lin 12 months ago

    That’s why UBI actually makes sense

  • Nathanael Haischild 12 months ago

    Reform??? That ship sailed a long time ago. Capitalism is not worth reforming

  • R NG 12 months ago

    Great! Subtitles would make it perfect.

  • shocknot 12 months ago

    socialist scumbag

  • amazontoysnet g 12 months ago

    Invite Richard Wolff next

  • Charon Tum 12 months ago

    Capitalism, outplayed and dominated by China. A communist ideology to which American have devoted all her resources to bring it all down.

    Now, which large corporations can say no to China, she has all of them at her mercy.

    Dance, sing and jump as China pleases, your greed has inevitably brought all of you down to your knees.

    That’s where it really hurt, you re doing it to yourself


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