Saturday, January 3, 2015

The economist Thomas Piketty refused the Legion of Honour – Le Parisien

01 Jan 2015, 3:15 p.m. |. Update: 01 Jan 2015, 7:56 p.m.

. On the same subject

The author of the book “Capital in the XXI century” took the opportunity to address a challenge to the government: “They would do well to focus on reviving growth in France and in Europe, “Thomas Piketty, a close time of the Socialist Party, regularly criticizes the policies of President François Hollande he had yet sustained in 2012

Our question:.. Do you understand that we can refuse the Legion of Honour?

A book sold 1.5 million copies

He regrets, among others, that latter has buried his promise of a deep tax reform campaign in the direction of greater progressivity of the tax, a project he strongly defends.

His book, translated into 32 languages and sold 1.5 million copies, will demonstrate the spontaneous tendency to ever greater concentration of wealth in a few hands. “Capital in the XXI century” in particular is a publishing phenomenon in the United States, where Thomas Piketty was received by advisers to President Barack Obama. In France, despite very strong sales, the reception was warmer, especially from the government.

691 decorated, including Jean Tirole Jack Lang and Mimi Mathy

Civil promoting January 1 has 691 decorated with 571 knights, 95 officers, 19 commanders, five great officers. And only one Grand Cross, resistant and historian Jean-Louis Cremieux said Cremieux-Brilhac. Among the decorated voluntary French nurse Doctors Without Borders, 29, infected with Ebola during a mission in Liberia and repatriated on September 19 in France and cured early October. But Patrick Modiano, 2014 Nobel literature promoted to officer, as Jean Tirole, 2014 Nobel Laureate in Economics Artur Avila, winner of the 2014 Fields Medal, the most prestigious award in mathematics. The businessman Pierre Berge, was elevated to the rank of Grand Officer. The director Nina Campaneez, journalist and writer Robert Namias psychoanalyst Julia Kristeva commanders are promoted. Jack Lang and Bernard Murat, theater director Edward VII become officers. The actress Mimie Mathy is named knight, like the Christopher singer, guitarist Chico Bouchikhin founder of the Gipsy Kings gro up director Tony Gatlif. Among political, Dominique Bertinotti, former Minister for Family Ayrault government is appointed knight.

 In 2014, 1,926 people were distinguished as civilians and 965 military division. Since 2007, civilian promotions apply the gender parity

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