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Basically wrong

12 February 2007 By Pierre Briancon

The French socialist candidate comes up with a plan heavy on traditional welfarestate intervention and light on serious reforms. Her silence on the economy might get help her get votes back from the hardcore left. But it will help Sarko grab the centrist ground. The socialist candidate’s platform is a list of 1970sstyle welfare recipes, without serious reform or insight on how she’ll pay for it. If this agenda was ever implemented, it would be a backward step for the French economy.

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