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FOREWORD: COMPETITION - DEFINITION - OBJECTIVES - LIMITS - 2012 FRENCH ELECTIONS - CANDIDATES - PROGRAMS

Which competition policy for 2012 and after?

Competition is necessary, but any competition policy must conform to two big conditions. First, competition shouldn’t be an end in itself but one of the dimensions of a society with multiple objectives; in addition to this, limits must be set to competition. In this foreword, the author deals with the issue of whether competition policy will be a single policy or one aspect of a global policy linking competition, industry and social policies, and whether the scope of public agencies will be clearly defined in order to guarantee their protection.

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. What competition policy for 2012 and beyond? What is competition? It is a natural process of fighting scarcity in a founding every man for himself. This search for survival is a means to achieve excellence. In its positive sense, competition is emulation. But competition is also a huge risk because it is a source of concentration for the benefit of the strongest, and the strongest tend to ensure that the conditions of competition are as unequal as possible. Moreover, competition encourages the exacerbation of the new and

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Jacques Attali, Which competition policy for 2012 and after?, December 2011, Concurrences N° 4-2011, Art. N° 39920, pp. 5-6

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