Monthly Archives: January 2015

Piketty, Government And The Legion D’Honneur

First a disclosure, two members of my family, an uncle and a first cousin, received the Legion D’Honneur, the highest decoration the French can bestow, in this case for being war heroes. So I was all ears when the NYT, the BBC and other news sources reported recently that Thomas Piketty, the now world famous author of “Capital in the Twenty First Century” has refused the citation on the basis that he didn’t think it was the role of government to honor people. The articles didn’t explain Continue reading