Chuck Grimes cgrimes at
Mon Nov 8 22:32:05 PST 1999

In a lyrical and much-applauded speech, France's Jospin stressed that the market is no more than "an instrument, an efficient and precious one. But it is only an instrument. It needs to be regulated. It must remain at the service of society."

"We refuse the merchandisation of societies," he said. "Health is not a merchandise. The works of the mind are not merchandise. The work of men is not merchandise."

Globalisation could not be reduced to free trade, he said. "Globalisation is the realisation that mankind has a common destiny."


Nice of Lionel to say so, en passant la banque.

Chuck Grimes

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