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This is not about education, although in a way it is. It is about an act of conscience. It appears on Bill Moyers’ daily blog.
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“French economist Thomas Piketty, whose best-selling tome, Capitalism in the 21st Century, made vivid the accelerating income gap between the very rich and everyone else, has turned down France’s highest official award, the Legion d’Honneur. He told AFP, “I refuse this nomination because I do not think it is the government’s role to decide who is honorable.”
Here is the original story that Moyers links to.