This article comes from the City Journal, a publication of the Manhattan Institute. They write about many interesting things mostly about urbanism. They come at things from a mostly conservative, free market viewpoint (Bill Kristol on on their board). This article gives a perceptive look at French politics and what Hollande’s election means to Europe. [...]
On a busy day for posts here at TDC, I add one more with reluctance. However, Mr Evans-Pritchard has a fact-filled update of events in Europe that matter more to me than events within the Illinois-sized state of Greece (and one with much lower productivity per person). Here is some disquieting data from France cuts [...]
Nicolas Sarkozy’s fellow UMP member and Prime Minister of France is named Francois Fillon. When this gentleman speaks, perhaps U. S. statists may wish to listen. Here he is opining on how to maintain France’s AAA credit rating:
“When you hold the record for public spending, when you have the record for taxing, there is [...]
The Wall Street Journal is reporting this evening that Sarkozy and Merkel have reached an agreement on how to deal with Greece. No details were released. Apparently it will have to wait for Thursday’s eurozone meeting.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel, under mounting pressure in and outside Germany to show stronger leadership in the euro-zone debt [...]
I just read a piece from LEAP, a think-tank consortium in Europe, mostly French, which wrote a snide piece on the what they see as the dropping of the second shoe: the liquidation of the remaining malinvestment of bubble assets commencing this Autumn. Specifically they are predicting a drop in Treasurys as a result of our [...]
By Jeff Harding
France and Germany seem to be coming out of their recession as they both posted GDP gains: France by 1.3% and Germany by 1.4%. Of course these data may be suspicious but for the moment they appear to accurate.
Let me take you back to March of 2009 and the G20 conference when [...]