A 700-page economics text about inequality is the best-selling book on Amazon. Everyone is talking about French economist Thomas Piketty’s book on rising inequality, “Capital in the Twenty-First Century.” Things are going wrong around the world — rising tension in Ukraine, reports of chlorine gas attacks in Syria, peace talks between the Israelis and the Palestinians break down, the U.S. and Japan can’t reach agreement on a trade deal — and the president seems to be wandering aimlessly around East Asia. Finally, conservatives have fallen out of love with Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy. 

Truthdig Editor-in-Chief Robert Scheer discusses these topics on “Left, Right & Center” with New York Times domestic correspondent Josh Barro moderating from the center, and The Atlantic senior editor David Frum give the perspective from the right.

— Adapted from KCRW by Alexander Reed Kelly.

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