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Funny you should say that. When I have read FN texts on economic policy, they have always seemed pretty crazy. Sure, they make some commiserative noises about the suffering of the periphery and the stupidity about the euro, but anyone who has read Economics 101 can do the same.

When you see how the party's economic policy has shifted over the years, from "Reaganite before Reagan" to the current anti-trade views, the impression you get is that their economic policy is completely opportunistic. That's not very strange, because the Front is not mainly about economic policy, but about "values" issue, immigration, identity and the like. Thus, they adapt their economic policy to suit their needs according to the shifting fashions and characteristics in their potential constituency.

Peak oil is not an energy crisis. It is a liquid fuel crisis.

by Starvid on Wed Feb 11th, 2015 at 01:19:36 AM EST
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