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Since most everything we read these days in English, and a large proportion or what is written about France in English is negative or critical, and is begin parroted by our elites, no wonder we feel depressed.

The story of the past 30 years is the betrayal of the French model (at least of the parts that worked) by the French elites that built it in favor of the parts of neoliberalism that don't work (but without the features of the US or UK model that do work).

To tease redstar, I'd say that power has gone from polytechniciens (engineers, who at least know how to make things and systems work) to enarques (who can administer but not build).

Wind power

by Jerome a Paris (etg@eurotrib.com) on Tue Dec 31st, 2013 at 04:51:25 PM EST

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