At the occasion of the publication of the book "Le Capital au XXIe siècle" by Thomas Piketty the University Foundation organized a lunch-debate (F/N) on "The increasing economic inequality in our welfare state" . The debate was presided by Prof. Eric De Keuleneer. The introduction was given by Prof. François Maniquet (Core, U.C.Louvain, Francqui Prize 2010). Prof. Koen Schoors (Faculty of Economic Sciences, Ghent University) and Prof. Alain de Crombrugghe (UNamur) commented. These introductions was followed by a general discussion.