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The unions still have a job to do, representing their members’ interests to governments and parliaments. And I think collective agreements still have a role,…
The problem with a purely collective system is not only that it requires economic growth, and the right sort of demographic trends, but that it…
The European model is, first, a social and economic system founded on the role of the market, for no computer in the world can process…
These days there are not enough of such intermediary groups, between the state and the individual, with the result that political leaders are often unduly…
My presidential victory, if it had happened, would have been artificial in relation to the Socialist party. It may be that on my deathbed, I…
Yes, the European model remains superior to that of America and Japan.
This weakening is worsened by the widening distance between the governed and their governments.
The driving force behind the liberal counter-offensive in Europe has been a reaction against irresponsibility.
I had to think whether, after 50 years of hard slog, I was still lucid and fresh enough for the job.
Cinema explains American society. It’s like a Western, with good guys and bad guys, where the weak don’t have a place.
Any union that can’t accept workers choosing their own representatives through universal franchise is finished.
My problem is how to find the best way of being useful.
If you don’t have collective agreements between unions and employers, governments have to legislate more.
For me, socialism has always been about liberty and solidarity, but also about responsibility.
We have to struggle against the conservatives from all sides, not only the right-wingers, but also the left-wing conservatives who don’t want to change anything.
The problem of how we finance the welfare state should not obscure a separate issue: if each person thinks he has an inalienable right to…
I would not be opposed to devising a new system of pensions, in which one part was based on collective provision, but which also gave…
Therefore one should speak at the same time of national citizenship and wider European citizenship.
The countries that share this conception should be able to go further together, without excluding the others, since they can still live in a greater…
Fundamentally, American society is composed of individuals who don’t go out of their way to do each other favours.
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