Macron, friend of plutocrats and his minion Muriel Pénicaud declares ‘ to redouble liberalisation efforts’ Political Cynic comments

Headline: France’s richest gain most from Emmanuel Macron’s tax reforms

Sub-headline: Figures reinforce perception that French president favours the well-off and fuel calls for wealth tax

Macron is  ether a clueless Technocrat fired by a ‘Reforming Zeal’, the master of the political deadpan, or just another political opportunist: the choices ramify as the considerations present themselves.

But for The Financial Times to unmask their Golden Boy, M. 37%, and his Neo-Liberal Project as ‘Liberalization’ is an act of  self-serving opportunism?

Headline: Paris vows to extend labour reforms despite gilets jaunes

Sub-headline: Macron aides say protests have spurred government to redouble liberalisation efforts

According to Ms Pénicaud, between 300,000 and 400,000 jobs in France cannot be filled because of a lack of qualified applicants — 80,000 of them in the information technology sector.

“Our challenge is upskilling the nation,” she said, adding that entrepreneurs and employers appreciated last year’s reforms to simplify the labour code but that half of companies complained of recruitment problems. “They say: ‘We are no longer scared of hiring but we can’t find the skills’,” she added.

In Mr Macron’s overall programme, Ms Pénicaud said, “in order to reform France to give it a future, to give it economic and social momentum, one of the big priorities is the step-by-step transformation of the labour market”.

Capitalism, in its Neo-Liberal iteration, has not ,nor will it ever, emaciate itself from the mirage of never ending Growth Model,  and recognize that the Development Model is the only viable solution to the present economic conundrum!

Neo-Liberal apologists needn’t fear as Macron’s  labour minister, technocrat Muriel Pénicaud, not ‘Paris’ declares  to redouble liberalisation efforts . In sum, there will be no social peace, in France, for the foreseeable future!

Some of the political questions are these: Will the French public tire of the gilets jaunes, and their activism in it many forms/iterations?  Will an exasperated  French public tire of Macron’s Neo-Liberal Project?

Which leads to other conjectures: Will Macron’s toxic aspiration to lead the EU ( The fulfillment of his Jupertarian Politics?) as replacement for Merkel, lead him to make more disastrous miscalculations, like not even considering the possibility of the political rise of the gilets jaunes?

Political Cynic


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