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That's a good point: the defenders of the status quo are defending the wrong things from that status quo. They are thus not credible, as you rightly point out; the problem of course is that there are others things, much better, in the status quo, that everybody has kind of forgotten.

The fact that the "generous" French social model does not deliver so well anymore does not mean that no social model can be generous, but it needs to work differently than what we have now.

In the long run, we're all dead. John Maynard Keynes

by Jerome a Paris (etg@eurotrib.com) on Thu Dec 29th, 2005 at 11:10:53 AM EST
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