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Jean-Baptiste de Foucauld, happy frugality


PORTRAIT – This finance inspector, long adviser to Jacques Delors and who has dedicated his life to building bridges between politics and spirituality, is one of the French thinkers of sobriety. A concept that is coming back into fashion.

In fashion, Jean-Baptiste de Foucauld?

Let's not exaggerate!

The former Planning Commissioner, a tireless animator of associations, can still move around Paris in peace.

In recent months, however, something has changed.

Like a shudder.

Emmanuel Macron's ex-pen, Sylvain Fort, dedicated a column to him in



We consult him again.

And this intellectual, who has dedicated his life to building bridges between politics and spirituality, does not pretend not to appreciate.

"We preached in the desert for decades,"

he admits.

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He owes this renewed interest to a very commented little sentence from Emmanuel Macron, at the end of the summer:

“Basically, we are experiencing the end of what could appear to be an abundance.”

L'Abondance frugale

was precisely the title of his last book, published in 2010. Written at the end of the financial crisis, this essay hammers home a conviction:

"Abundance and frugality now will walk together and support each other. …

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Source: lefigaro

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