We know, from economics, that if you are a French economist, being a Frenchman predicts your political views better than does being an economist
Well, possibly. Piketty, Saez and Zucman don’t seem to have the Anglo Saxon distrust of the State for example.
Or perhaps it is meant that they deal with stinky, garlicky models? Which isn’t that far away from the statist idea to be honest.
But if all that is true then how the hell do we explain Bastiat? Presumably by noting that he was from Aquitane and therefore really English….