Piketty’s most important point, however, is his conclusion — assumption — that growing concentrations of wealth will somehow destroy the civic basis of society and lead to what: revolution by the working class? He doesn’t explain. This point is not extensively discussed and consists of continuous insinuation, rather than sustained analysis.
Piketty didn’t write his book to provide well-reasoned and supported predictions. He wrote it to provide academic cover to the notion that the very worst thing about America is the “inequality” between workers and “capitalists.”
And while it is true that almost all of those who report on the inequality issue will not read his book beyond the first few pages, they will all cite it as “proof” of the deadliness of inequality in a capitalist system.