We're beginning to see a real right-wing pushback on Piketty. (See, for instance, the links discussed here* and here.)
The reason is
simple, I think: the 1% — or, if you prefer, the 0.01% — understand power
better than the rest of us.
Really gut-level understand it.
They get, in a way that we don't, that we could just
retake their ill-gotten gains.
If we chose to.
* Krugman is, of course, doing the columnist equivalent of sub-tweeting — sub-columning? — his colleague Ross Douthat, because of the Times' policy of not allowing their columnists to address each other.