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La Revolution? The French Economists Inspiring Warren And Sanders

Democratic candidates Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders have both taken ideas straight from US-based French professors Gabriel Zucman and Emmanuel Saez.

Sanders and Warren at the July 30 debate
Sanders and Warren at the July 30 debate
Anaïs Moutot

SAN FRANCISCO — A tall, 250-page stack of papers rises prominently in front of his office window. Sitting on the 6th floor of a large building with a breathtaking view of the San Francisco Bay, Gabriel Zucman has just received the proofs of his next publication, which will be released in the United States on Oct. 15.

Throughout the work, the French economist defends a longstanding conviction: that U.S. fiscal policy, along with that of other Western countries, contributed to the huge rise in inequality that led, ultimately, to the election of Donald Trump. And although the book is titled The Triumph of Injustice, the baby-faced, 30-something maintains a positive outlook.

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👋 Sveiki!*

Welcome to Thursday, where more Ukrainian soldiers surrender in Mariupol, Sri Lanka defaults on its debt,and George W. Bush offers an epic geopolitical gaffe. Meanwhile, Lili Bai in Chinese-language digital media The Initium looks at what’s driving the current “expat exodus” at play in Shanghai.

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