Now I know that the milquetoast French economist du jour Thomas Piketty is usually Charles Mudede's beat, but—having known him for some time now—I also know that Charles is far too intellectual for television. Thusly, I've taken it upon myself to share last night's appearance on The Colbert Report. Watch it for a brief explanation of Piketty's theory that capitalism tends toward gross inequality in the long run, and for the reason the internet, aka The Outrage Machine™, has found Piketty's ideas to be controversial. Hint: It's in his proposed solutions.