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L’emprunt forcé : l’arme de destruction massive de la politique budgétaire

par Jean-Paul Fitoussi, Gabriele Galateri di Genola et Philippe Weil

Il est grand temps, pour rappeler les marchés à la réalité, de ressortir l’emprunt forcé de l’arsenal budgétaire/ Time is ripe for governments to take out of their fiscal armoury the weapon that has served them so well in war and peace alike: forced borrowing

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Forced borrowing: the WMD of fiscal policy

By Jean-Paul Fitoussi, Gabriele Galateri di Genola and Philippe Weil

A spectre is haunting Europe – the spectre of sovereign default. All the powers of old Europe have entered into a holy alliance to exorcise this spectre: Brussels and Frankfurt, Angela Merkel and Nicolas Sarkozy, French socialists and German Christian Democrats. Churchillian doctors, they prescribe blood, sweat and tears – fiscal consolidation, tax increases and spending cuts. suite…»

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