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Economic sovereignty


There is a structural problem with purchasing power


Should Nursing Homes Be Nationalized?

The news is the abuse of dependents in nursing homes. If a lucrative private citizen raises such an issue, does this mean that nationalization is the solution?

I have a job!

Better and better protected whistleblowers


10 angry questions in the presidential election

Should we be afraid of debt?

[Les 10 questions qui fâchent] Public debt, which is unsustainable for the right and cancelable for some of the left, has fueled the controversy in the presidential election. But the cost of this debt is solid.

Should I continue to reduce taxes?

[Les 10 questions qui fâchent] Proponents of tax cuts claim that excessive taxes hinder innovation, but there is a lack of evidence. On the other hand, these same taxes can fund significant public investments.

Should I work longer?

[Les 10 questions qui fâchent] “If you live longer, you have to work longer.” Logic? The claim doesn’t apply to everyone, except that the severance pay deficit remains absorbed.

Do you need to raise your wages?

[Les 10 questions qui fâchent] Some disguiser speeches to Elysee on this subject can be misleading if a political consensus is formed on the need to raise wages.

Should I build a new reactor?

[Les 10 questions qui fâchent] Emmanuel Macron announced the resumption of the atomic industry on the eve of the election, but there are credible alternatives. Decryption.

Should carbon be taxed more?

[Les 10 questions qui fâchent] Without compensation, carbon taxation can be unfair to many low-income households that rely on fossil fuels. But, despite all, is it essential to pay for this pollution?

Need to close the border?

[Les 10 questions qui fâchent] The right wing and the far right wing are unanimous. Too many immigrants arrive in France. Prejudice that contradicts the available statistics, even if integration policy failures are very realistic.

Should Europe have an industrial protection trade principle?

[Les 10 questions qui fâchent] Since the health crisis, most people agree that certain strategic activities must be transferred. But when it comes to going beyond speech to the heart of the matter, the consensus is much less clear.

Need a more federal Europe?

[Les 10 questions qui fâchent] Leaving the euro is no longer on the agenda, but the European Union remains a divisive subject in the presidential election.

Should we put an end to the Fifth Republic?

[Les 10 questions qui fâchent] The institutions that De Gaulle envisioned are increasingly criticized and do not appear to be suitable for facing contemporary challenges such as climate change and the globalization crisis.


Labor shortages rarely push up wages

Who says lack of skills refers to wage inflation? The second part of this series focuses on sectors where recruitment tensions do not have an immediate or automatic effect on salaries.

The economy has recovered, but is maintaining a recovery period

In 2021, it grew by 7% and the economy recovered, but the crisis has not yet been resolved.

Money doesn’t buy election happiness, but it does

In France, fairly strict regulations apply to campaigns, but the financing of political parties and candidates remains largely a rich sport.


Leftist political challenge in Chile

The new president, Gabriel Bolic, will have to do much to begin a break from neoliberalism in a country where strong reductions in inequality are subject to social and economic recovery.

In Burkina Faso, soldiers take over the steering wheel

A group of police officers in power justified a coup that President Cabole was unable to stop the jihadist attacks and violence between communities.


Rock and roll, platinum investment

Majors and mutual funds are fighting for astronomical amounts for rock’n’roll legendary publishing rights and are engaged in a true battle of financial position.

Share buyback boosts shareholder returns

Dividend distribution is not the only source of shareholder compensation. Stock buying also contributed and reached a record high in 2021.


Biodiversity: Pay specific rights?

Since 2016, the law has allowed private and public managers in natural regions to sell “compensation units” to project owners who carry out projects that destroy biodiversity. These sacred reserves for the construction industry are worrisome to many ecologists. At the same time, this new system opens the door to unprecedented and ambitious ecosystem recovery efforts.

Hydrogen, between promise and false lead

Achieving climate neutrality requires the development of hydrogen. But under any conditions, IDDRI points out that it relieves enthusiasm.


“Heritoclassy is the ability of elite networks to act and resist.”


Immigration: The least cost-effective public policy?

And suddenly everyone wanted to save the industry

Aiming to end new sales of gasoline and diesel vehicles in 2030

Pierre Bourdieu today


The value of work at Smith, Ricardo and Marx

When questioning the value of good, Adam Smith, David Ricardo, and Karl Marx developed different labor theory of value.


Outlaw Elite

Economic and political elites benefit from justice that meets their needs. Ancient privileges are still valid.

Democracy disciplined by debt

School management in the business era

Moliere Atlas

Price sociology

General as a mode of production


Visible hands on the market

Big story

Ecoscience discriminates against women

preliminary report ?World War I, Europe, 20th century

Obstacles for sale

Nuclear: It must be democratically discussed


Postcovid world

Macron.In stock

Development economics

I’m very worried

Lenin walked on the moon


Honor detour

At A People, documentary filmmaker Emmanuel Glass has been tracking the collection of Chartres’ yellow vests for weeks, shining a light on the fountain of movement without forgetting tension.

In the east

Modern parable


1972, left-wing common program

Fifty years ago, various leftist forces united to prepare for the election. With a proposal that isn’t all out of date today.

Do you talk about eco?

Revolving door


Water bottle: German model is having a hard time

In Germany, the mineral water market has historically been organized around a returnable bottle system. Nevertheless, this solution for the future is left behind.