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    French negative on capitalism

    Most French negative on capitalism: poll
    13/04/2010

    French men and women by a large majority contend that capitalism is unjust, benefiting only a small number of people, and want to see a better alterative, a poll published Tuesday showed.

    For 71 percent of the people questioned by the Opinonway Institute, "capitalism" evokes a negative response, a sentiment that transcends age and class and is shared by 47 percent of those who consider themselves right wing.

    Economic growth under capitalism benefits relatively few people, according to 77 percent of those responding to the survey.

    The poll found that the principal charge against capitalism is the fact that it is "always the same people" who benefit from it.

    For 87 percent of respondents, the main beneficiaries are shareholders while 67 percent maintain that workers are the first victims.

    One French person in two holds that a market-oriented economy is not compatible with policies that respect the environment.

    Fifty-eight percent of those polled are convinced that a better system can be devised, a position held by 48 percent of those on the right and 66 percent on the left.

    Only 7.0 percent however are confident that significant changes will occur because of the recent global financial crisis.

    But while profit and the market are viewed as negative concepts by most French people, money and competition are judged to be positive.

    Ninety-two percent hold that the possession of private property is a basic right.

    At the same time, 91 percent of those questioned believe that the goal of a company is to earn profits while for 83 percent, the objective is to create jobs.

    Sixty percent would describe the French economy as "liberal," based on free-market principles, but is best characterised by the notions of "social protection" and "public spending."

    The poll, carried out on February 17 and 18 from a sample of 1,001 people over the age of 18, was published by the Institut de France, which groups five prestigious French academies, including the Academie Francaise, the venerable French language guardian.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mid
    For 87 percent of respondents, the main beneficiaries are shareholders
    Therein lies the answer, go forth and buy shares then.....




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    The poll, carried out on February 17 and 18 from a sample of 1,001 people over the age of 18
    A poll of 1,001 people is very representative of a country of nearly 70 million people.

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    including the Academie Francaise, the venerable French language guardian.
    Even notorious paedos like Roman Polanski and frederic Mitterand are member of this academy. Shows how much reliable it is.

    Very surprised that the german-jewish convicted paedo Cohn-Bendit is not yet a member. http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x9j...les-ptits_news
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    Nice Post, mid.
    Can anyone share information with regard to current French Indochine interests and activities in Laos (a socialistic republic)?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wallalai
    A poll of 1,001 people is very representative of a country of nearly 70 million people
    but it is statistically, dickhead

    god, what a swisstard you make, still jealous of the French, aren't you ?

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    [quote=Wallalai;1391443]
    including the Academie Francaise, the venerable French language guardian.
    Even notorious paedos like Roman Polanski and frederic Mitterand are member of this academy.
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    Please get better informed,

    neither Frederic Mitterand nor Roman Polanski are members of the Académie Francaise.

    Frederic Mitterand is director of the Académie de France in Rome;

    Roman Polanski is a member of the Académie des Beaux-Arts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtydog View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Mid
    For 87 percent of respondents, the main beneficiaries are shareholders
    Therein lies the answer, go forth and buy shares then.....
    very bright idea. Everyone should be a shareholder rather than working in a factory.




    Quote Originally Posted by Wallalai
    A poll of 1,001 people is very representative of a country of nearly 70 million people.
    you must be imagining more muslim than there really are : last count was 60 million.

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    happy to be french

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    Quote Originally Posted by SunTzu
    you must be imagining more muslim than there really are : last count was 60 million.
    The last count I've read they were 63,6 millions, if you add the illegals it's closer to 70 millions.

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    I think last count was 65m or 67m, including estimate of illegals

    how many of you kunts are in switzerland ? 2m ? it's still too many though,

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    ^ 7 millions, and ~ 1/4 of foreigners. Not bad for a racist country.

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    Good topic for discussion . Sometimes i do like the french . The less well off are more and more and the rich are taking it all . Average house price in england is rising by £11,000 a year,, And a banker can take home £63,000,000 a year . Now who is takin the piss ?

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