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French translation: Ponzi scheme = Stratagème de Ponzi

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10:22 Jan 25, 2000
English to French translations [PRO]
English term or phrase: Ponzi scheme
Context:
... the Canada Pension Plan is a Ponzi scheme, with a pay-as-you-go model that once supported every retiree with the current earnings of five workers.

I have never heard of this expression before. Does anyone know what it means? Thanks in advance.
Sébastien St-François
Local time: 16:27
French translation:Ponzi scheme = Stratagème de Ponzi
Explanation:
Source: see URL below, where you'll also find a detailed explanation in English and French.
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Freelance Trad
France
Local time: 22:27
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Summary of answers provided
nacombine à la Ponzi / opération pyramidale
Evelyna Radoslavova
naPonzi scheme = Stratagème de PonziFreelance Trad


  

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29 mins
Ponzi scheme = Stratagème de Ponzi


Explanation:
Source: see URL below, where you'll also find a detailed explanation in English and French.


    Reference: http://www.refer.fr/termisti/data/microeco/43.htm
Freelance Trad
France
Local time: 22:27
Native speaker of: Native in FrenchFrench
PRO pts in pair: 5
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52 mins
combine à la Ponzi / opération pyramidale


Explanation:
Les deux sont suggérés par TERMIUM. S'il s'agit d'une opération illégale (ce qui semble être bien souvent le cas), "combine" me paraît "short & sweet";-)

IFCI Risk Watch: Any investment program that offers impossibly high returns and pays these returns to early investors out of the capital contributed by later investors. Named for Carlo Ponzi who promoted such a scheme in the 1920s based on a theoretical arbitrage in international postal reply coupons. Sometimes called a pyramid scheme because the structure must be supported by a broader and broader base of gullible investors as time passes. Also called Pyramid Scheme.

TERMIUM: Dans une combine à la Ponzi, on promet à l'investisseur [...] un bénéfice hors de l'ordinaire et immédiat [...] avant que la combine ne s'effondre.

Bonne chance


    Reference: http://risk.ifci.ch/00012426.htm
Evelyna Radoslavova
Canada
Local time: 13:27
Native speaker of: Native in BulgarianBulgarian, Native in FrenchFrench
PRO pts in pair: 150
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