It is said that the level of mathematics drops in France. The new government arithmetic seems to confirm this: multiplying the occurrences of a difficulty to try to make it disappear, here is the strange calculation of the State, which has just instructed the prefects to create "reception airlocks" to accommodate thousands of homeless people, mainly migrants, in all regions... We understand the problem statement: we must relieve congestion in the reception facilities of Île-de-France, saturated by the flood of applications. We also read, between the lines, the unofficial part of the equation: it is a question of putting on a good face before the Rugby World Cup and the Olympics, which will attract the attention of the whole world and monopolize the structures. It is the resolution - very ephemeral and to say the least imaginary - that baffles, or rather despairs: how can we hope to reduce a flow without playing on the inputs? Is it reasonable to bet on a hypothetical optical illusion instead...
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