Saturday, January 3, 2015
Thomas Piketty Rejects The French Legion Of Honor Award
Thomas Piketty was awarded the Legion of Honor award by the French Government. He joined a group of other notables who have also refused to accept the Legion Of Honor when it was offered. Piketty claimed that it is not up to the government to decide who is honorable. Some speculate that he refused because he did not want the unpopular government to capitalize on his celebrity. The government has done little to improve the French economy or that of the eurozone. It could not even win an election against the far-right Le Pen party.