And welcome to the BoingBoing BBS Book Club, Season Two! Our selection this time is Capital in the Twenty-First Century by Thomas Piketty. Currently, we plan to read one chapter a week (starting today with the Introduction rather than Chapter 1 because hey, it’s practically Tuesday already), discussing said chapter beginning on the Friday following. So if you’re reading with us, you can start the Introduction now, and we’ll begin discussing the Introduction this Friday, 22 May. After that point, we suggest you read Chapter One in time to begin discussion on Chapter One on Friday, 29 May. And so on.
Some people read ahead (since they can’t help themselves), but we’ll limit each week’s discussion to the chapter(s) read that week or earlier, so even though you’re perfectly welcome to be a speed-reader and swallow the whole book in one sitting if that’s your preference, please wait and go with the crowd when it comes to discussion.
The only other rules are the usual ones: be smart and civil and have as much fun as the Dismal Science permits! We’ll start the Introduction’s discussion thread this Friday, but feel free to post preliminary thoughts, predictions, hopes, fears, (dry) dreams, misgivings, and prognostications here until then.
I’m gonna hazard a guess that the butler didn’t do it.