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Simon Wren-Lewis: ‘France and the Commission ‘

Simon Wren-Lewis: ‘France and the Commission ‘

In the words of Paul Krugman:

“But the larger point here, surely, is that Rehn has let the mask slip. It’s not about fiscal responsibility; it never was. It was always about using hyperbole about the dangers of debt to dismantle the welfare state. How dare the French take the alleged worries about the deficit literally, while declining to remake their society along neoliberal lines?”