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This is the thing. I grew up in England. I went to a state-funded comprehensive school. Frankly it was near unbearable. I don't have first hand experience of schooling in France so can't comment there, but from numerous visits I personally feel France is a darn sight nicer in most respects to this dirty, backward-looking den of inequity. Economic indicators my arse - I'm certainly not staying in the UK once I graduate.
by roothland on Mon May 28th, 2007 at 04:02:07 PM EST
The point of our article was definitely not to bash the UK (although you may have your own reasons to do so!) or the USA, but to go against the permanent description of France as an economic basket case, and the no less prevalent push for labor market deregulation. France has its problems, but they are not worse than those of the models thrust upon us, and are unlikely to be solved by the proposed remedies.

In the long run, we're all dead. John Maynard Keynes
by Jerome a Paris (etg@eurotrib.com) on Mon May 28th, 2007 at 04:42:17 PM EST
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