Thomas Piketty’s book first caught my attention last April 16, but it is only now that I decided to buy it. I made a list of reviews of this book, and the first book review I read was done by John Cassidy on March 31. The most recent review is made by George Reisman just today.
As for the importance of the book, you will notice that even Austrian economists do not agree in their assessment. There are those who dismissed it as a product of a socialist mindset. At least one Austrian reviewer appreciates it as a model of genuine scholarship. Even at Amazon, there are reviewers who gave the book as high as five star ratings, and others with just one star. And of course, those who admire Piketty find in the book a strong intellectual defense causing conservatives to panic.