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#81 Mathieu_D

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Posté 19/04/2012 - 19:57

Tous les articles de Contrepoints sur le thème "Non, nous ne vivons pas dans le libéralisme", qui prêchent ici des convaincus, seraient très efficaces là-bas.

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François Hollande and austerity
Leader of the axis of growth?


Apr 25th 2012, 18:32 by S.P. | PARIS

FRANçOIS HOLLANDE was on remarkably good form this afternoon at a press conference in Paris. He has made such an effort recently to appear solemn and presidential that it is almost a surprise to find him back to cracking jokes.

The main subject of his good humour, besides the continuing favourable second-round opinion polls, was a comment made this morning by Mario Draghi, head of the European Central Bank. Mr Draghi suggested that he would be in favour of a “growth pact”. The news has been all over the French media today. For Mr Hollande, a week-and-a-half before the run-off on May 6th, this was too good to be true. And it probably is.

Mr Hollande has been campaigning for months on the idea that, if elected, he will “renegotiate” the German-backed fiscal pact for the euro, which emphasises fiscal austerity. He says his first trip as president will be to Berlin, where he will tell Angela Merkel not only that he wants more emphasis on growth, but that he will block ratification of the (signed) treaty if he doesn’t get his way.

This afternoon, Mr Hollande laid his policy out more clearly. He was still in favour of budgetary discipline, he said. But this needed to be balanced with growth-supporting measures. These could be dealt with in a recast treaty—or as part of a new growth pact to “complement” the fiscal one.

He has a four-point plan: to create European “project bonds” to finance growth-stimulating infrastructure and energy projects; to reinforce investment by the European Investment Bank; to introduce a financial-transaction tax among willing European countries; and to use structural funds more efficiently.

Until now Mr Hollande has sounded like a voice in the wilderness. Nicolas Sarkozy’s people have mocked what they see as his grossly inflated sense of his own potential bargaining power. “It’s completely out of the question to renegotiate the treaty,” one of the Sarkozy team told me a few weeks ago. “He’s getting everybody’s backs up with this idea.”

Take Mr Draghi’s comments, however, combine them with growing voices within Europe for less austerity and more growth (see Spain and Italy) and throw in similar views in the United States and at the IMF, and suddenly Mr Hollande no longer looks like an outlier but like a leader who has anticipated the changing mood. No wonder he was looking so chuffed today.

The catch is this: when Mr Hollande talks about growth-supporting measures, does he mean the same thing as everybody else? His plans are not to adapt the rate of fiscal tightening to economic conditions, or to balance structural reform with a boost to demand. They are mainly to borrow and spend more at a European level. And that is presumably not what leaders like Mario Monti or Mr Draghi have in mind.

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#83 poney

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Posté 05/07/2012 - 01:00

Je viens de tomber là dessus, elle date de 2006 et est tjrs d'actualité :

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''Je crois que la différence qu'il y a entre les oiseaux et les hommes politiques, c'est que de temps en temps les oiseaux s'arrêtent de voler ! '' Coluche

"L'étatisme est souvent un naufrage personnel" Rincevent

J'ai accepté de parier un bac et non 5! Oui, je sais, je suis un petit joueur. Mais quand tu auras perdu, tu me remercieras de ne pas avoir fait monter davantage les enchêres

 

Je n'ai pas parlé de démission. J'ai parié qu'il n'irait pas au bout de son mandat. La nuance est effectivement de taille et mes chances de l'emporter n'en sont que plus importantes .

 

Rendez-vous fin 2015 pour voir qui aura eu raison

 


#84 Polis

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Posté 17/06/2013 - 05:38

Genius!



#85 kolb

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Posté 03/01/2014 - 12:24

Tee Parties in Europe :

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#86 h16

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Posté 03/01/2014 - 14:03

Oh. Le Pen.
Méluche, c’est un poème. Ecrit en gros caractères tordus, avec des fautes et des bavures, de travers sur une carte postale, mais un poème tout de même.
Dieu c'est un peu un gros trampoline cosmogonique au syncrétisme quasi caoutchouteux. (Jim16)
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#87 Voy

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Posté 03/01/2014 - 20:14

C'est Farage au centre ? Après les vidéos que j'ai vues de lui, il me semble que son discours est quand même bien plus acceptable que celui de Le Pen (au niveau de la cohérence, voire du libéralisme)


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#88 Malky

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Posté 03/01/2014 - 20:27

C'est Farage au centre ? Après les vidéos que j'ai vues de lui, il me semble que son discours est quand même bien plus acceptable que celui de Le Pen (au niveau de la cohérence, voire du libéralisme)

 

Oui UKIP c'est pas le FN non plus. C'est le BNP l'équivalent.


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#89 kolb

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Posté 04/01/2014 - 00:15

Methink against The Economist que ces mouvements ne peuvent pas subsister et qu'ils seront phagocités par les big ones, regardez ce qui se passe aux EU, regardez le Modem. Cela ne veut pas dire que certaines de leurs idées seront rejetées, au contraire.
A long terme l'idéologie fascisante est moins forte que la communiste car fermée, etc.

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#90 Loi

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Posté 04/01/2014 - 13:05

Elles sont vraiment énormes ces unes.



#91 Voy

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Posté 04/01/2014 - 14:15

Pas tant que ça, je dirais 25*15.


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#92 kolb

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Posté 10/01/2014 - 17:48

French presidet Liberal?

 

http://www.economist...ollande-liberal

 

( Du point de vue de Melonchon perhaps. )


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#93 Cthulhu

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Posté 10/01/2014 - 18:33

 

This term, [...], means believing in a low-tax, low-public-spending doctrine and is hence a political insult.

 

Ils ont compris le sens du terme en plus.


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#94 kolb

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Posté 10/01/2014 - 18:59

Dans le même numéro:

 

http://www.economist...should-carry-it

 

Le contraste avec l'Allemagne est douloureux.


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#95 Cthulhu

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Posté 10/01/2014 - 19:03

 

You have reached your article limit

 

C'est un article par jour sur The Economist ?


"The best argument against democracy is a five minute conversation with the average voter" Winston Churchill
"The government should not prop up a failed business. That would be like giving food to a mortally wounded animal instead of slitting its throat and properly utilizing its meat and pelt" Ron Swanson
"Every socialist is a disguised dictator" Ludwig von Mises

#96 kolb

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Posté 10/01/2014 - 23:03

La perfide albion a passé Hollande comme libéral,  pour mieux le poignarder ensuite pour sa relation extra-" conjugale".


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#97 kolb

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Posté 21/02/2014 - 18:43

C'est tellement énorme pour que The Economist en parle. Vallaud-Belkacem est directement nommée.

Everybody naked! A row about children’s books exposes sharp cultural divisions in France

WHEN culture wars break out in France, they are usually to do with protecting art-house films or the French language. Political battles over family values are a lot rarer, thanks to a fairly relaxed liberal consensus. Abortion in France, for instance, is legal and free. Couples can enter into official unions (PACS) without getting married. Gay marriage was legalised last year. And there is also cross-party agreement in favour of a strict form of secularism, known as laïcité and entrenched by law since 1905, which keeps religion out of public life.

Yet the country has recently found itself torn apart by virulent quarrels about the role and nature of the family. The most recent concerned several books designed for children of primary-school age, bearing such titles as “Jean has two Mummies”, “Daddy wears a dress”, and “Everybody naked!”, a volume that shows, page by page, family members, a baby-sitter, a policeman, a teacher and several others all taking their clothes off (see picture). “Enough!” cried Jean-François Copé, head of the main centre-right UMP party, as he leafed through this picture-book on a television show. Such texts, he declared, had no place as recommended reading material in state schools.

The book in question, claimed its detractors, was officially recommended as part of a new government project, ABCD of Equality, that is designed to counter gender stereotyping at a young age. This project is the brainchild of Najat Vallaud-Belkacem, the government’s spokesperson and also minister for women’s rights, who has pushed through a new law on sex equality. After a huge fuss, it turned out that “Everybody naked!” was not in fact part of the official curriculum but merely one of 92 suggested picture-books on a website linked to by ABCD of Equality, from which primary teachers might choose to select their books. But such details do not deter culture warriors.

The book row is just part of a wider panic uniting Catholic and Muslim traditionalists, who are convinced that Ms Vallaud-Belkacem’s project is really about imposing “gender theory”. Schoolchildren, say her critics, are to be taught that sexual identity is learned rather than being biologically or otherwise determined.

Teenagers will be “encouraged to doubt their sexual identity”, declares Farida Belghoul, an anti-gender-theory activist, as the government tries to “re-educate our children”. The education ministry, asserts her group, is in the pockets of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender lobby. Another lobby, of Catholic conservatives, is now campaigning to have all “offensive” books removed from public libraries.

Such is the hysteria that, when Ms Belghoul recently urged parents to boycott classes as part of a day of protest over gender theory, scores of schools suffered. Rumours flew on social media that small children would be taught to masturbate, and boys to dress up as girls. Vincent Peillon, the education minister, had to step in to try to calm people down. The whole episode, insisted Ms Vallaud-Belkacem, was provoked by “the manipulation and agitation of fears and fantasies”.

All of this might be dismissed as a sideshow were it not for the growing muscle of the family lobby. Last year, despite repeated protests, it failed to block the legalisation of gay marriage. Yet earlier this month as many as 100,000 people took to the streets to protest against a draft law which, they claimed, would give gay couples access to surrogate motherhood and fertility treatment. Even though the text in question did not contain either provision, President François Hollande backed down and shelved the bill, to the consternation of many in his Socialist Party.

No single force is driving the family-values lobby. It unites hardline traditional Catholic groups, including Civitas, as well as activists of north African origin, such as Ms Belghoul. The far-right National Front is not leading the crusade but its leader, Marine Le Pen, has denounced ABCD of Equality as a distraction from real teaching. Her party seems likely to benefit from the frenzy in next month’s local elections. Having described the teaching of gender theory as “shocking” and campaigned against gay marriage, Mr Copé has since become a bit more nuanced, for instance by condemning the school boycotts.

For his part, Mr Hollande seems to have calculated that he cannot afford to divide the French over cultural matters at a time when he is also trying to bring in controversial new business-friendly economic policies. Yet this decision is also risky. A new generation of Socialist deputies has been drawn into politics not from the labour movement or local government but from the non-profit sector, where they fought for women’s rights and against violence and discrimination. In a post-industrial era, when workers have largely abandoned the left for the National Front, the deputies see such issues as a key Socialist battleground. They are furious about Mr Hollande’s retreat, and in no mood to give up the struggle.

 

 

 


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#98 NicolasB

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Posté 21/02/2014 - 21:37

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"Who is John Galt?" Ayn Rand

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#99 kolb

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Posté 02/05/2014 - 18:29

Enter Piketty http://www.economist...or-guide-policy


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#100 Lameador

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Posté 16/05/2014 - 14:03

J'aime beaucoup celle de cette semaine




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