This original handout briefly examines the work Capital in the 21st Century and the idea of inequality in the modern era. Introduce your students to the work of French economist Thomas Piketty. Best when used in combination with a video supplement such as "Wealth Inequality in the United States." A great addition to a history or economics course. Combined with class discussion, represents a complete class period. I recommend combining this handout with the "American Empire" and "Lobbying and Democracy" handouts. Thank you for your support through your purchase.