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Well, that's the neat trick isn't it?
Promote the use of debt and don't publish anything else, then only gross debt can be used for comparisons, which has a clear austerian/privatiser bias.

When the French government around 2005 was selling assets returning 6% in order to retire debt at 2.5% or so, and claimed financial competence doing that, I wanted to scream.

Earth provides enough to satisfy every man's need, but not every man's greed. Gandhi

by Cyrille (cyrillev domain yahoo.fr) on Sun Aug 24th, 2014 at 03:15:36 AM EST
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