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

While inflation “goes up everywhere“, the economy is absent from the debates in the first round of the presidential election. againstit is 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 that he had never seen this. The circle of reflection also publishes thirty notes on topics ranging from debt to purchasing power, passing through energy and education to feed collective reflection.

In defense of the candidates for the presidential elections, Jean-Hervé Lorenzi, eco-guest of franceinfo on Friday April 8, considers that “No one is clear how global, European and French economic growth will unfold. Beyond the war in Ukraine, there were signs of a slowdown, major dysfunctions, inflation going up everywhere. 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

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Furthermore, it will be impossible to fight rising energy prices without putting a lot of money on the table. “Everyone is going to do it, regardless of the candidate, 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 much further, according to Jean-Hervé Lorenzi, than the question of inflation. “Revealing of what is happening in France. There are many low wages, insufficient purchasing power for many people. Objectively none of the proposals is really satisfactory.”

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