Thursday, January 1, 2015

Piketty AFP: “I refuse” the Legion of Honour – L’Express

I just learned that I was proposed for the Legion of Honor. I refuse this appointment because I do not think it is the role of government to decide who is honorable “said Mr. Piketty, adding:” They would do well to focus on reviving growth in France and Europe

Figure economist. the “ Promotion of January 1, ” of the Legion of Honor, published in the Official Journal, named knighted alongside another economist, Nobel Prize Jean Tirole, which makes it officer.

The refusal of Mr. Piketty comes as his book, which aims to demonstrate the spontaneous tendency to ever greater concentration of wealth in a few hands, has sold 1.5 million copies .

Translated into several languages, the book is in particular a publishing phenomenon in the United States, where Mr. Piketty was received by advisers to President Barack Obama.

The reception of the book was warmer in France, especially from the government, despite very strong sales.

Mr. Piketty, a close time of the Socialist Party, regularly criticizes the policies of President Francois Hollande. Regrets, among others, the latter has buried his promise of a deep tax reform campaign in the direction of greater progressivity of the tax, a strongly supported by the Economist project.


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