Thomas Piketty Offered Legion Of Honor, Does Exactly What You’d Expect Him To Do With It

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Piketty thinks as little of France’s highest honor as he does of trickle-down economics.

“I do not think it is the government’s role to decide who is honorable,” Mr. Piketty told Agence France-Presse, adding, “They would do better to concentrate on reviving growth in France and Europe.”

Piketty Turns Down the Legion of Honor [NYT ArtsBeat blog]