Philippe Van Parijs

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Philippe Van Parijs (French: [filip vɑ̃ paʁɛjs]; born 1951) is a Belgian political philosopher and political economist, best known as a proponent and main defender of the concept of an unconditional basic income and for the first systematic treatment of linguistic justice.In 2020, he was listed by Prospect as the eighth-greatest thinker for the COVID-19 era, with the magazine writing, "Today’s young UBI enthusiasts draw on the books and tap the networks of this Belgian polymath, who championed it before it was fashionable. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Philippe Van Parijs has received more than 120,712 page views. His biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia. Philippe Van Parijs is the 243rd most popular economist (down from 239th in 2019), the 475th most popular biography from Belgium (down from 419th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Belgian Economist.

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Among economists, Philippe Van Parijs ranks 243 out of 315Before him are Bruno de Finetti, Max O. Lorenz, Abhijit Banerjee, Alexander Chayanov, Robert Barro, and Herman Daly. After him are Leszek Balcerowicz, Wilhelm Lexis, Edward Chamberlin, Bernard Lietaer, Fakhruddin Ahmed, and José Ángel Gurría.

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Among people born in 1951, Philippe Van Parijs ranks 213Before him are Gérard Jugnot, John Gray, Margo Martindale, Emmanuel Todd, Dave Benton, and Phil Manzanera. After him are Sandahl Bergman, Bob McAdoo, Christophe de Margerie, Sulejman Tihić, Stephen Tobolowsky, and Gediminas Kirkilas.

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In Belgium

Among people born in Belgium, Philippe Van Parijs ranks 475 out of 899Before him are Francis Goya (1946), Axel Witsel (1989), Hugo Broos (1952), Jules Renkin (1862), Benoît Poelvoorde (1964), and François Van der Elst (1954). After him are Arnold Badjou (1909), Paul-Émile Janson (1872), Marouane Fellaini (1987), Radja Nainggolan (1988), Willy Vandersteen (1913), and Felix de Muelenaere (1793).

Among ECONOMISTS In Belgium

Among economists born in Belgium, Philippe Van Parijs ranks 3Before him are Silvio Gesell (1862) and Gustave de Molinari (1819). After him are Bernard Lietaer (1942).