Sylvain Charat

Sylvain Charat

Dr. Sylvain Charat is a graduate from the University of the Sorbonne, Paris, was chief of staff for a former French Minister of Finance in the French National Assembly, and is now a public affairs consultant, specializing in the welfare system. He is also a contributing scholar with The Center for Vision & Values at Grove City College, and his daily analysis can be found at his "Welfareship Explained" blog.

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Entrepreneurs’ property rights at stake in France

July 31, 2013 | by | Topic: Economics & Political Systems

It happened on a cold of day during the last French presidential campaign in a small industrial town called Florange, in Eastern France. On February 12th, 2012, the campaigning and would-be president Francois Hollande climbed a small truck ladder to … More>

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Fleeing Socialism: French Actor Gérard Depardieu Wants His Freedom Back

December 21, 2012 | by | Topic: American History & Presidents, Economics & Political Systems, Military & Foreign Policy

Editor’s note: A version of this article first appeared at Forbes.com.

“I am leaving because you consider that success, creation, talent, anything different, must be punished.”

This quotation from French actor Gérard Depardieu comes from the letter he sent on … More>

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Welfareship: France’s Status Quo, America’s Future?

December 7, 2012 | by | Topic: American History & Presidents, Economics & Political Systems, Military & Foreign Policy

Editor’s note: A version of this article first appeared at Forbes.com.

Welfare has become a characteristic of President Obama’s domestic policies. There has been a surge in American citizens on welfare over the last four years, including a 50-percent increase … More>

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Russia’s New October

December 3, 2007 | by | Topic: Military & Foreign Policy

“One man with one gun can control one hundred without one,” Lenin once said. The man who gave birth to Soviet Russia believed that strength is first and foremost a means of control, not of war. Exactly 90 years after … More>

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French Voters Choose Big Government Over Big Government

May 8, 2007 | by | Topic: Economics & Political Systems

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“I kept on going into factories, I kept on talking with workers to tell them that I want to be a president of the republic who will protect them, who will protect against outsourcing, that I will not … More>

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