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Did anyone here comment on the Aubry Op-Ed in Le Monde a few days ago? It seemed fairly sensible to me.

Wind power
by Jerome a Paris (etg@eurotrib.com) on Wed Aug 17th, 2011 at 10:39:15 AM EST
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It may be sensible as we want, but it got zero play in the news cycle on the teevee so it just didn't matter (remember the French media in 2007?).
The only "important" event was our president single-handedly saving the Eurozone (with a little help from Frau Merkel): a "serious" event by and for "serious" people (and a substitute for action as kindly reminded by Keynes).
by Bernard on Wed Aug 17th, 2011 at 04:28:20 PM EST
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"and a substitute for action as kindly reminded by Keynes"

I think you meant Galbraith -in a quote that seems to be trotted out an awful lot these days (or when talking about Sarkozy).

Earth provides enough to satisfy every man's need, but not every man's greed. Gandhi

by Cyrille (cyrillev domain yahoo.fr) on Wed Aug 17th, 2011 at 05:16:57 PM EST
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Galbraith père, indeed -- my mistake. And speaking of Sarko, TBG sure got his number:

ThatBritGuy:

Don't forget Sarko is the runty little prince of press release politics - big on the big scheme announcements, reliably useless on the practical follow-through.
by Bernard on Thu Aug 18th, 2011 at 03:52:35 PM EST
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