June 22, 2008

ENDING THE REVOLUTION AND STARTING THE REFORMATION...:

Getting the French to work (Alasdair Sandford, 6/22/08, BBC News)

Christine Lagarde, the country's first female minister for finance and the economy, says it is time for French people to "roll up their sleeves" and stop thinking about holidays.

The former international lawyer, impressed by the work ethic during her time in the US, is intent on instilling the same spirit in her countrymen and women. [...]

"Instead of thinking about their work, people were thinking about their weekend… organising, planning and engineering time off," she says.


...is quite a portfolio.

Posted by Orrin Judd at June 22, 2008 8:32 PM
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