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France’s economy is stalled. Europe’s second largest economy had zero growth in the second quarter. With a sluggish economy the government reduced its 2011-growth forecast to an anemic but nonetheless still unlikely to be achieved 1.75%. Growth matters enormously. Growing the pie means life isn’t a zero-sum game. It improves people’s standard of living, and… » read more

Posted by Eric Grover

Sarko’s Thatcher Moment

Nicholas Sarkozy promises to reform France’s sclerotic economy. While France produces cadres of brilliant engineers and entrepreneurs who build businesses in Silicon Valley, the Gallic system encourages many of its most talented to become fonctionnaires impeding wealth and job creation, discourages risk taking, and rigidly protects today’s firms and jobs at the expense of preventing… » read more

Posted by Eric Grover