Incisive commentary on the financial meltdown and its aftermath, from the author of the bestselling global phenomenon Capital in the Twenty-First Century Thomas Piketty's work has proved that without meaningful regulation, capitalist economies will concentrate wealth in an ever smaller number of hands. Unfettered markets lead to increasing inequality. Armed with this knowledge, how can democratic societies fend off a new aristocracy? For years, Piketty has wrestled with this issue in the pages of one of France's leading news magazines. His monthly column pierces the surface of current events to reveal the economic forces underneath. Why Save the Bankers? brings together selections from eight years of these columns, now translated and annotated.