Based on its vivid colors and exaggerated gestures, one is tempted to dismiss Academy Award Best Picture nominee Les Miserables as a cartoon. But cartoons have clarity of line and a sense of direction, not to mention momentum from frame to frame. This movie is more like the result of dropping the Sunday funnies in [...]
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“Oh yeah?”, Baron de Coubertin might have said to the Bard. London beat out Paris’ bid to host the Olympic games. Biff! Then, President Hollande mocked the Brit’s poor performance in the early events. With France ahead in the medal count, he jibed “The British have rolled out the red carpet for French athletes to [...]
Charlemagne has a proposal: Merging first names to make Frangela is too familiar for leaders who barely know each other. Homer is too American (or worse, Greek). Merkollande sounds too close to Merkozy. That leaves just the shortened Merde, which at least sums up the state of the euro.
A proposal for large solar panel leasing scheme in Spain funded by puritanical Germans.
Unsurprisingly, French zillionaires are snapping up London estate agents and will soon be hopping the channel to escape the new government. It’s little more than 200 miles from Paris to London, and there is already a large French community and associated amenities in the British capitol. U.S. States face similar problems when they design taxes [...]
Hollande’s probable election as President of France.
Youth unemployment is high in France; many people don’t get into a stable job until their mid-20s. Meanwhile, French Presidential candidate François Hollande wants to lower the retirement age to 60. The math is eye-opening. French life expectancy is about 80. Under the Hollande proposal, the typical French person will have a working life of [...]
Thre cable TV service run by crimunals in Rio´s favelas was much cheaper than its legal successors.
Sarkozy lines up somemiddle-rank supporters for a financial transactions tax; and how an FTT can improve financial markets.