Thomas Piketty’s “Capital”, summarised in four paragraphs

It is the economics book that took the world by storm. Capital in the Twenty-First Century, written by the French economist Thomas Piketty, was published in French in 2013 and in English in March 2014. The English version quickly became an unlikely bestseller, and it prompted a broad and energetic debate on the book’s subject: the outlook for global inequality. Some reckon it heralds or may itself cause a pronounced shift in the focus of economic policy, toward distributional questions. The Economist hailed Professor Piketty as "the modern Marx" (Karl, that is). But what is his book all about?

Civic crowdfunding reduces the risk of ‘bikelash’ – The Conversation

“Transportation experts and bike enthusiasts agree that building more “protected bike lanes,” which physically separate motorized vehicle and bike traffic with planters, curbs, parked cars or posts, are a good way to reduce some of these risks. And it looks like
crowdfunding, raising money collectively and online, helps ensure that local communities will welcome this infrastructure.”

Is it the end of ‘statistical significance’? The battle to make science more uncertain – The Conversation

“The bottom line is that dismantling accepted standards of statistical evidence will decrease the uncertainty that scientists have in publishing their own research. But it will also increase the public’s uncertainty in accepting the findings that they do publish – and that can be problematic.”