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Nicolas Lecaussin

Diplômé de Sciences-po Paris, ancien président de l’iFRAP (Institut Français de Recherche sur les Administrations Publiques), fondateur de Entrepreneur Junior et auteur de plusieurs ouvrages sur le capitalisme, l’Etat et les politiques publiques.

Articles by this author (18)

Les pauvres veulent plus de libertés et moins d’aides

by Nicolas Lecaussin    25 August 2009    0

Les individus pauvres font confiance au marché. C’est la principale conclusion qui ressort d’une récente étude de la Banque mondiale bizarrement passée sous silence par les médias français. Analyse de Nicolas Lecaussin Plus de 60 000 personnes interrogées dans 15 pays d’Afrique, d’Asie de l’Est, (...)

Germany : Less Welfare State, More Electoral Victories

by Nicolas Lecaussin    1 October 2013    0

Reforming is a path for reelection: German Chancellor Angela Merkel privatized, deregulated, capitalized. She did not reflate nor accepted deficits : she reduced taxes. For sure, there are some lessons to learn for France. In which country are voters against the rise of social allowances and (...)

Positive Opinion of the Administration: France vs Germany

by Nicolas Lecaussin    28 October 2013    0

According to a Eurobarometer / TNS Opinion, only 50% of the French people have a good opinion of their government whereas 46% have a bad opinion (4% are undecided). In Germany, the government gathers 73% favorable opinion and 23% unfavorable opinions (4% were undecided). Yet, in 2013 public (...)

Banque de France vs Bundesbank

by Nicolas Lecaussin    17 January 2014    0

The staff costs are higher at the Banque de France than in the Bundesbank! This is one of the conclusions of our comparative study “Banque de France vs Bundesbank”. On the one hand, 1.45 billion euros, in the other hand, 700 million euros! Regarding pension costs, the comparison also makes a (...)

In France the legislative process is hijacked by those who depend on public money

by Nicolas Lecaussin    31 January 2013    0

Between 3 and 5 per cent of the members of Parliament, and 6 per cent of the senators: the parliamentarians with a background in business represent a tiny minority. An IREF study shows the contrast with four other countries where economic legislation is handled by people who know what it means. (...)

Working Hours : When France Forbids, Germany and Sweden Allow

by Nicolas Lecaussin    7 October 2013    0

And in France, there is a high level of unemployment whereas it is low elsewhere. And elsewhere, there is no Labor Code, no unions, no judges, and everybody is satisfied with the freedom of work, as reported by IREF European contributors. France is hampered by a truly outdated Labor Code, (...)

Anti Free Trade: A French Obsession

by Nicolas Lecaussin    31 August 2013    0

This is the transaltion of an article published by Nicolas Lecaussin on August 14th, 2013 What is the common point between Socialists as Claude Bartolone, President of the French National Assembly, Pierre Moscovici, the Finance Minister, MP Jérôme Guedj, Conservatives as Xavier Bertrand, Health (...)

The Stimulus Does Not Work

by Nicolas Lecaussin    14 October 2013    0

The crisis of the world economy since 2008 has encouraged various governments to increase the share of public spending. This increase was a general phenomenon among the OECD countries and contributed to an unprecedented debt hike. An IREF study comparing the development of key economic (...)

Violence and Absurdity of French Anti-Wealth Ideologists

by Nicolas Lecaussin    28 October 2013    0

Attacks against wealthy people are still going on in spite of the fact the Welfare-State is plundering taxpayers. In a recently published book, sociologists – I should say ideologists – Michel and Monique Pionçon-Charlot are criticizing those they call "deliquents". No, wealthy people are not (...)

The U.S. Economy Is Getting Better Thanks To The Stimulus. Really?

by Nicolas Lecaussin    11 January 2014    0

It seems logical: economic growth resumed in the United States, and since the United States used an economic stimulus thanks to budget deficits, it could be believed that public spending lead to recovery. Indeed, but… it is in the sectors that did not benefited from the Federal money that new (...)

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