March 14, 2007

YOU KNOW HISTORY HAS ENDED WHEN PAUL SAMUELSON DUMPS THE FRENCH MODEL:

The French are lazy, say Nobel laureates (Daily Mail 14th March 2007)

The French are workshy, unmotivated and inefficient, according to five of the world's greatest economists.

The brutal assessment was made by five Nobel Prize winners. One said France needed a 'Tony Blair figure' to scrap its archaic labour laws.

The French financial newspaper Les Echos asked the five experts for their opinion on the country's economy ahead of its presidential election this May. [...]

The 1970 winner Paul Samuelson added: 'It has not been able to adapt to the realities of the world economy.

"The French need to start questioning certain entrenched privileges and accept the fact that society may be more unequal. France needs to find its Ronald Reagan or its Tony Blair."


Of course, when America had its Reagan, Mr. Samuelson was still arguing that the French-model Soviet command economy was as good as ours.

Posted by Orrin Judd at March 14, 2007 10:46 PM
Comments

At least he learnt.

Posted by: ic at March 15, 2007 12:27 AM

Admit the Anglo-Saxons were right???

NEVER!!!!

I thought they voted against the EU because of too much Anglo-Saxon influence.

Posted by: Sandy P at March 15, 2007 11:11 AM
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