France's problem with capitalism

Interesting opinion piece from BBC News.

2 Responses to France's problem with capitalism

  1. 20 Phyllis April 9, 2006 1:57:am

    The Economist has a telling graph comparing the French attitude toward capitalism with other nations around the world (scroll down to the chart entitled "A bas le capitalisme!"):

  2. 21 Blake April 9, 2006 3:41:pm

    I love this line from the article:

    For the past 20 years, the mainstream political choice has been between a form of socio-Gaullism embodied by President Jacques Chirac (who last year described liberalism as a greater threat than communism) and an archaic socialism that fails to understand, or at least to explain, that wealth needs to be created before it can be shared.

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