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Question 2:
"What is your diagnostic of the state of France?"

DSK: "My goal is full employment within 10 years [..] I understand that people are worried, even youths as we saw with the CPE [..] Oil is running out [..] The Right has been disastrous [..] We need to invest to prepare the future [..] Our strongest strengh is within us"

Fabius: "I would use 2 words: precarity, and veering off [..] There are more and more homeless [..] For the first time parents are saying that their kids will have a harder time than they did [..] Past capitalism was industrial and national, today's capitalism is global and hyperfinancial [..] We are not declining, we have an inner strengh, our grandparents have overcome harder hardships"

Royal: "I agree with veering off, and I would add a certain depression and a spiral of misery [..] GDP does not evaluate real wealth [..] We need to change the way we look at the Economy [..] Added value is not wealth, as it may destroy the environment [..] this is why current ways of seeing the Economy are no longer valid"

by Alex in Toulouse on Tue Oct 17th, 2006 at 02:54:18 PM EST
What was "veering off" in French?
by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Tue Oct 17th, 2006 at 03:03:03 PM EST
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Yeah, I had no idea how to translate that, and I have to type while I listen so can't look it up in my dictionary. It's "décrochage"?
by Alex in Toulouse on Tue Oct 17th, 2006 at 03:07:48 PM EST
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"dropping out"? Meaning, I suppose, of the workforce...
by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Tue Oct 17th, 2006 at 03:19:20 PM EST
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It's more about the state of France, so I'm not sure how to say it.
by Alex in Toulouse on Tue Oct 17th, 2006 at 03:21:23 PM EST
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Then it would be "getting outpaced", "getting left behind".
by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Tue Oct 17th, 2006 at 03:25:36 PM EST
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