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In Tuesday's NY Times resident idiot John Tierney has an op-ed titled "Who Moved my Fromage?".

Perhaps, Jerome, you might like to send him a copy of your essay. A choice insight from this pundit:

"Close to a quarter of its young people are unemployed, but they're too busy burning cars to look for jobs."

The Times has a new email system so it's possible you can now reach him directly...

Policies not Politics
---- Daily Landscape

by rdf (robert.feinman@gmail.com) on Tue Mar 28th, 2006 at 09:25:03 AM EST
...but also in response to the FT, as was rallied for by Agnes. I think you slamdunk most if not of all the necessary points, although I would add the "protectionist" red tape graph, which afew posted in a diary a couple of weeks ago.
by Nomad on Tue Mar 28th, 2006 at 09:36:00 AM EST
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Do you mean the one about Foreign Direct Investment?
by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Tue Mar 28th, 2006 at 11:47:12 AM EST
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That's the one. Or had that nothing to do with protectionist measures...? I'm too easily confused. But I looked it up. Yes, that's the one.

But after tonight and attending a lovely Mozart concert which is very soothing for the mind, I've second thoughts whether it'd be useful. That one was more in conjuction with the rows over the energy companies, and not specifically adoptable to the issue at hand (or at least not that I can directly see). It shouldn't be used if it distracts from the core issue.

It' just... such a telling graph. Me likes it.

by Nomad on Tue Mar 28th, 2006 at 06:35:38 PM EST
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Mozart works wonders. Yes, though that graph is telling, I'm not sure it's entirely on topic here. Except to show that protectionism against foreign investment in the economy doesn't seem to be a likely runner in the major-causes-of-French-unemployment race.

However, the OECD report I wrote about claims protectionism causes unemployment, so here's a link to my diary for anyone who is interested.

by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Wed Mar 29th, 2006 at 02:30:33 AM EST
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Can you email me the article if you have it? It's behind the sub.wall.

In the long run, we're all dead. John Maynard Keynes
by Jerome a Paris (etg@eurotrib.com) on Tue Mar 28th, 2006 at 09:49:45 AM EST
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