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I am beginning to lose my trust in Solbes because even though he knows the economic model is economically (let alone ecologically) unsustainable and he made some noises about using the strong GDP growth to shift to a more sustainable model, he's done nothing. Spain has had the same economic policy for 14 years and counting, as Solbes was minister in 1993-6 and Rato just continued the same economic and fiscal policy in 1996-2000.

We have met the enemy, and he is us — Pogo
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Thu Nov 22nd, 2007 at 11:58:47 AM EST
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I still trust him.. because he makes noises.. he can not changed the policy on housing.. it does not belong to him... he just makes enough saying that it is better to move away from housing... pushing slowly... all what econmic ministers an do there.

I like his fiscal policy... if I forget about the sustainability issue....

yes the fiscal policy sould have a deep cahnge towards taxing fuel, waste and so on and get rid of the taxes for workers... stil he has been the only one I know which increased taxes on cars wth more than averge fuel standartds and educe it fore fficeint cars.. so basically he implemented one of the points in energize america single handidly...

within the parameters we normally move he is OK....let's hope one day society/ecnomic sectors is open to move towards a change in fiscality...maybe when oil is at 500 $?

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I therefore claim to show, not how men think in myths, but how myths operate in men's minds without their being aware of the fact. Levi-Strauss, Claude

by kcurie on Thu Nov 22nd, 2007 at 01:25:09 PM EST
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