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Jacques-Olivier Martin: “Deconfining, dancing and then… disillusioning”


CHRONICLE - It is clear that despite the enthusiasm aroused by deconfinement, the French economy is in a gloomy state. In question: an industry lagging behind, lack of flexibility and reaction in the organization of production.

With the reopening of the terraces and the gradual deconfinement, the French see themselves in cicadas ready to sing all summer long. Ah, sweet France, tender carelessness… Its balls of July 14, its festivals, its beaches and its clear gulfs. There is joy do you want some here! After all, what could be more natural than dreaming of rediscovering the joys of yesterday? Perhaps even the social bloodbath will not be as violent as announced, that the wave of bankruptcies will not surge. It is not excluded either that the rebound in consumption and therefore in growth is more powerful than the expectations of INSEE ...

No more confinement, teleworking and curfew!

Except that vaccines, if they can bring down the epidemic, do not cure the deep ills of

the economy.

And without playing Cassandra, once the autumn wind returns, France could be severely disillusioned.

A France in small shape

Countries that entered this crisis in small form have lost more ground in the past eighteen months than

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Source: lefigaro

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