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“The economic debate did not take place in this campaign”, deplores the founder of the Circle of economists

While inflation “is climbing all over the place“, the economy is absent from the debates of the first round of the presidential election. VSis completely new according to Jean-Hervé Lorenzi, founder of the Circle of economists.

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The economy, absent from this campaign for the presidential election. Jean-Hervé Lorenzi, founder of the Circle of Economists thirty years ago, says he has never seen this. The reflection circle also publishes thirty notes on subjects ranging from debt to purchasing power, including energy and education to fuel collective reflection.

In defense of the candidates for the presidential election, Jean-Hervé Lorenzi, eco guest of franceinfo on Friday April 8, considers that “Nobody is clear on how global, European and French economic growth will develop. Beyond the war in Ukraine, there were signs of a slowdown, major dysfunctions, inflation which is in climbing all over the place. Problems that basically make the future completely unpredictable.”

“No candidate dares to say that France will have a significant public deficit in the coming years and yet it is a reality.”

Jean-Herve Lorenzi


Moreover, it will be impossible to combat rising energy prices without putting a lot of money on the table. “Everyone is going to do it, whoever the candidate is and no one dares to say it”, adds this economist, also president of the Economic Meetings of Aix-en-Provence.

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As for the question of purchasing power, present in all the programs, it goes far beyond, according to Jean-Hervé Lorenzi, the question of inflation. “Revealing what is happening in France. There are many low salaries, insufficient purchasing power for many people. Objectively none of the proposals is really satisfactory.”

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