[Irtalk] Impact of Social Sciences – Thomas Piketty’s Capital changed the global discussion about inequality because of its great data – now make it open.

Hilton Gibson hilton.gibson at gmail.com
Thu May 22 12:53:04 SAST 2014

The rich data informing Thomas Piketty’s landmark research on inequality
has been instrumental to Capital in the Twenty-First Century‘s success.
Ulrich Atz argues it is highly commendable that Thomas Piketty has made
attempts to share the data files.
*​​But none of this data is explicitly open for reuse and fails to be
available in machine-readable formats. Without an open licence it’s not
clear whether reuse is permitted, limiting further engagement and


*This is a classic case of good science about to go bad because of the lack
of experimental reproducibility.​*
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