I don't usually post about politics in the blog, but I had the chance to attend Thomas Piketty's presentation at the Marshall Lectures over the last two days and he dedicated a few minutes of his speech to talk about the 2017 French elections happening this weekend.
He presented these two slides, where he shows the changing relationship between wealth + education and left-wing vote in France. The slides show what is Piketty's guess on what is going to happen in the French elections. Hi guess are the red lines in both charts, suggesting that Macron will win the election. I think I'll just leave this here, for the record.
update after the elections: so, apparently, Piketty was correct.
photos: by Rafael H M Pereira