Paris, a laboratory for degrowth?

DECRYPTION – The capital seems to have difficulty recovering from the consequences of the confinements.

Is Paris still a party? In a sense, yes; the capital’s nightlife has taken off again and Anne Hidalgo won the UN Global Climate Action Award. For the rest, the atmosphere turns rather gray. The experience of cramped confinements, the difficulties of transport, the disappearance of the wealth of tourists … have pushed many Parisians to leave. The economic and demographic indicators thus appear, in this autumn, as gloomy as the national polls of the mayor candidate for the presidential election.

On the National Education side, the Paris Academy described, in August, “a demographic decline even greater than expected, of at least 3,200 students in total for the start of the 2021 school year“. In his report on the consequences of the Covid, the deputy and economist Jean-Noël Barrot noted for his part, referring to real estate transactions on houses in the old, a 30% increase in departures from Paris in the second half of 2020. “Paris is the only department

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