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but as unemployment seems to be the one big hammer used to bash the economies of continental Europe and repeat the mantra of "reform", it is a message that needs to be circulated a bit more.

In the long run, we're all dead. John Maynard Keynes
by Jerome a Paris (etg@eurotrib.com) on Tue Jan 9th, 2007 at 07:47:19 AM EST
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I haven't written about it for a while because I haven't seen it come up.
by Colman (colman at eurotrib.com) on Tue Jan 9th, 2007 at 07:49:02 AM EST
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Oh I was not criticizing you. I also needed Laurent's input to write anything, without much commentary.

I was just raging against the fact that any bad number in France is used against France and for "reform", whereas bad numbers in "capitalist" countries are either ignored (if inconvenient) or explained away breezily.

In the long run, we're all dead. John Maynard Keynes

by Jerome a Paris (etg@eurotrib.com) on Tue Jan 9th, 2007 at 08:10:03 AM EST
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