We are ruled by people who confuse rhetoric and reality

Nous sommes gouvernés par des personnes qui confondent la rhétorique et la réalité (T. Piketty, Libération). Indeed, and with nefarious consequences.

Reform the EU by establishing more democratic mechanisms… Might get us away from the rule of “professional politicians”, but doesn’t seem to be the answer, as their own rhetoric is divorced from reality: just ask most Brits if the EU is an economic advantage or not.

Fiscal reform… The problem with Hollande (and every other politician) isn’t that he has the wrong policies, it’s that he has no policy at all, and simply changes according to the circumstances.