We here at Lady Economist are big fans of the Nation’s new blog the Curve. It’s great to see a renowned publication bring to light the intersection of feminist thought, gender analysis and economics. It also give us plenty of fodder to continue the discussions that they start there, as our own Virginia did on their first discussion on whether feminism has a class problem.
So we are so excited to be able to promote the contribution of our co-editor Kate Bahn to the Curve’s discussion of feminist responses to Thomas Piketty’s Capital in the 21st Century! Kate extends Piketty’s argument that there are fundamental imperfections and flaws in economic data by looking at the ways in which data can also be inherently gender-biased.
She discusses the book alongside the National Director of the Roosevelt Institute’s Campus Network, Joelle Gamble; feminist political theorist and Distinguished Scholar of Anti-Racist Feminist Political Theory at Ithaca College, Zillah Eistenstein; Executive Director and Chief Economist of the Washington Center for Equitable Growth, Heather Boushey; and editor at the Nation, Kathleen Geier.
Check it out here and discuss your thoughts in the comments below.