Thursday, July 04, 2013

BBC News - What has happened to the French joie de vivre? July 03, 2013 at 11:37PM

"The British, the Spanish, the Greeks are doing the same and hope to have the same results. Not so the French. They are still standing on the edge of the pool, dipping their toes in the water and wincing. Everyone knows that the combination of a short working week, early retirement, big pensions and excellent health benefits does not add up..."

via Facebook World Affairs Editor John Simpson examines why the opinion polls show the French are particularly gloomy, compared with other Europeans?

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