Economist Piketty refuses French government honour

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Translated from NOS TV in the Netherlands:

French economist Piketty refuses Légion d’honneur

Today, 17:20

The influential French economist Thomas Piketty refuses the highest French award, the Légion d’honneur, in protest against the socialist government. He thinks that it is not for the government to decide who deserves honor. “They should concentrate on boosting the economy in France and Europe.” …

Piketty had been nominated as a knight of the Legion of Honour. He wrote the popular book Capital in the 21st century, about capital and inequality. Of that book, more than 1.5 million copies were sold.

Rich and poor

Piketty in the past was closely associated with the Socialist Party of President Francois Hollande, but by now he has abandoned the policy of the head of state. …

Piketty visited last month the Dutch parliament to discuss the ideas in his book. According to him, the difference between rich and poor will widen even more if politicians will do nothing.

Interview with Thomas Piketty: Piketty Responds to Criticisms from the Left: here.

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