Did Inequality Cause ISIS?

Last year’s release of Capital in the Twenty-First Century catapulted Thomas Piketty to international stardom. In the 700-page tome, the French economist argued that inequality is a grave social evil and capitalism is the root of all inequality. Now he’s added a spurious spin to his thesis: inequality is responsible for the rise of ISIS. As the Washington Post reports, Piketty asserts in a recent Le Monde column that “Inequality is a major driver of Middle Eastern terrorism, including the Islamic State attacks on Paris earlier this month—and Western nations have themselves largely to blame for that inequality.” Piketty’s supposedly revelatory argument is symptomatic of the materialist mindset that transfixes the Western elite and thus leaves the West vulnerable to—and hapless against—the global jihad.

  • BillyHW

    Just another French faggot. I hope he and the pope can fuck each other to death.

    • Shebel

      I take it that you are not a Catholic.

      • Drunk_by_Noon

        That was funny.

        • Does inequality cause Islamic jihad?

          No. Ask poor people who live in non-Muslim societies.

          But Islamic jihad causes inequality.

  • infedel

    Facepalm–1400 years of jihad…learn history

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  • WalterBannon

    more effing root cause spin

  • Shebel

    and here I thought it was Climate Change.

  • moraywatson

    Not everyone can write a 700 page book and get paid for it. Pinketty should be stopped from doing so.