Thursday, 25 September 2008

Only in France will your banker talk about the need for unions to protect workers rights

Sometimes I just love living in France.
At a meeting about mortgages with our banker today he ended up expressing opinions about how important it was for workers and unions to protect their rights - this given President Sarkozy's recent utterings on making the French economy more like the US.
I rather like bankers who are in favour of things like national health services, workers rights and a proper distribution of wealth. Just to reassure you that he was indeed a banker he did also advise us about paying as little tax as possible!
Meanwhile last week's Nouvel Observateur asked whether the French socialist party was idiotic. This week's title asks "Où va le capitalisme?" and I love the subtitle - Where is capitalism going? Keys for understanding ...
In a phrase - daylight robbery.