Tribune. Secretary of State for European Affairs Clément Beaune gave an interview to the newspaper on 23 August The world, to clarify that, throughout the framework of the presidential election, Emmanuel Macron ought to embody in 2022, “the camp of the Republic and of purpose”.
In its version dated Wednesday, August 25, the night each day devoted its “one” and three pages to the brand new work by Pierre Rosanvallon, The trials of life (Threshold, 19 euros, 224 pages), even inviting a number of suitors to the Elysee Palace [Anne Hildalgo, Marine Le Pen, Arnaud Montebourg et Valérie Pecresse] to provide their impressions of this landmark work.
What a hanging distinction… For many who nonetheless doubted it, it’s now very clear that with this interview [de Clément Beaune], Emmanuel Macron has turned the web page on progressivism and emancipation.
A giant leap again
Whereas Pierre Rosanvallon, who’s the modern French thinker who has studied these two notions essentially the most in depth, reveals us that, to rebuild a coverage on these foundations, will probably be essential to rely extra on expertise, emotions and feelings. of the French, Clément Beaune made France take an incredible leap again twenty-six years. By bringing updated the phrases of Alain Minc, in an interview with Echoes of Might 6, 1995, on an alleged “Circle of purpose”.
In 1995, we had been in the course of the presidential marketing campaign and the essayist and advisor Alain Minc then selected to assist Edouard Balladur, discovering that Jacques Chirac, who was campaigning on the “Social fracture” couldn’t enter into this well-known “Circle of purpose”, in contrast to, for instance, Raymond Barre (1924-2007) [ancien premier ministre] or Jacques Delors [ancien président la Commission européenne], however who weren’t candidates for the presidential election.
Neoliberalism as the one approach
What precisely did this expression of Alain Minc, taken up nearly verbatim by Clément Beaune, imply? It’s fairly merely the French model of the well-known TINA – “There is no such thing as a different (There is no such thing as a different) – launched by Margaret Thatcher (1925-2013), when she was Prime Minister of the UK, to argue that neoliberalism was the one potential political path.
To be satisfied of this, it suffices to take a look at the instance given by Alain Minc within the interview given to Echoes, in 1995. He affirmed that throughout the “Circle of purpose”, “everybody agrees that the price of unskilled labor is a significant impediment to employment”. However that, inside its perimeter, a number of options can be potential to reply to this drawback: decreasing the minimal wage (minimal wage), transferring social expenses to the CSG (normal social contribution) or decreasing them with out compensation.
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