France economist Thomas Piketty rejects Legion D'Honneur

January 1, 2015 11:34 PM

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France economist Thomas Piketty rejects Legion D'Honneur

French economist Thomas Piketty, the best-selling author of Capital in the 21st Century, has turned down France's top award, the Legion D'Honneur.

"I do not think it is the government's role to decide who is honourable", Mr Piketty said.

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