Scientist, public intellectual and politician: the time to change the world is now!

In less than 10 years, my life has changed dramatically. I got married, had two children and went from being a research consultant with casual assignments to becoming the youngest full professor of my university, one of the most cited social scientists of my generation, a member of parliament and a Minister of Education, University and Research.

I have been an economic advisor to a number of OECD governments, to some of the largest political parties in Europe and Africa and a sought-after public speaker.

My political and economic ideas may be seen as extremely radical and subversive by the powers that be, but I can tell you one thing for use: we have not much time left to change the world and ensure we can live sustainable and happy lives. The time is now!