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greekdefaultwatch@gmail.com Natural gas consultant by day, blogger on the Greek economy by night. Trained as an economist and political scientist. I believe in common sense and in data, and my aim is to offer insight written in language that is clear and convincing.

19 December 2005

Chirac and trade

It is a weakness, I know, but I just cannot resist quoting from today’s editorial in the Wall Street Journal:

“The most important thing to know about the global trade talks that ended Sunday in Hong Kong is that French President Jacques Chirac thinks they were a success. That means they were a bust for everyone else, especially the world's poor.”

References:
“Trading blows,” Wall Street Journal, 19 Dec 05

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