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French have attitude problem says New Yorker
Financial Times ^ | February 14 2007 | Joe Perella

Posted on 02/15/2007 12:59:19 PM PST by george76

Paris is less attractive for international financial companies than London partly because of French attitudes to business, according to a leading US investment banker.

“London made it very attractive for people to come there and work there, and I think in France, quite frankly, attitudes exist that cause people to shy away from that part of the world in terms of being a financial centre,” ...

Mr Perella pointed to concerns about “raids” on international companies by the French tax authorities.

“There have been a lot of stories ...of raids into people’s homes and offices to seize their computers to investigate what is going on because these people are making a lot of money.”

“We have a lot of people that are French who don’t want to live there because the taxes are so high.”

Asked about capitalism in France, Mr Perella said: “There is hostility to capitalism all over the world and it seems to be stronger in some places than others.”

He said there was a misunderstanding about wealth that stemmed from when it was “defined by cows and land” and “the only way my wealth could increase is if I took yours away”. But in the modern world “it is possible to create wealth where everyone’s land grows”.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Extended News; US: New York; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: banker; business; capitalism; cheeseloving; companies; financial; france; frenchattitudes; international; investment; investmentbanker; joeperella; london; paris; perella; smelly; snaileating; surrendermonkeys
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1 posted on 02/15/2007 12:59:21 PM PST by george76
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To: vimto; M. Espinola; traviskicks
“it is possible to create wealth where everyone’s land grows”.

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2 posted on 02/15/2007 1:01:20 PM PST by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: george76
“London made it very attractive for people to come there and work there, and I think in France, quite frankly, attitudes exist that cause people to shy away from that part of the world in terms of being a financial centre,” ...

I think France has hurt their image in the world and has thrown away all of the good will they earned.

They need to change their leadership so that everyone will like them.

-sound familiar?

3 posted on 02/15/2007 1:02:44 PM PST by frogjerk (REUTERS: We give smoke and mirrors a bad name)
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To: george76

The French are so obnoxious that even New Yorkers think they've got an attitude problem.


4 posted on 02/15/2007 1:03:03 PM PST by andy58-in-nh
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To: george76
a misunderstanding about wealth that stemmed from when it was “defined by cows and land” and “the only way my wealth could increase is if I took yours away”.

There is a lot of wisdom in that statement and explains much of the moonbats' hatred for capitalism.

5 posted on 02/15/2007 1:03:51 PM PST by DeFault User
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To: george76
despair.com effort
6 posted on 02/15/2007 1:05:04 PM PST by KarlInOhio (Samoans: The (low) wage slaves in the Pelosi-Starkist complex.)
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To: frogjerk

There is a socialist woman who has been high lighted recently as a new leader.


7 posted on 02/15/2007 1:07:05 PM PST by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: stainlessbanner; billbears; Lee'sGhost
French have attitude problem says New Yorker

New Yorkers have attitude problem, says Southerner

8 posted on 02/15/2007 1:08:29 PM PST by Constitution Day (Off with their heads, jump from the hook, you're not obliged to swallow anything you despise)
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To: KarlInOhio; potlatch

nice photo !


9 posted on 02/15/2007 1:08:39 PM PST by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: KarlInOhio

Ha!

That is "April" on my despair.com calendar hanging here in my office.


10 posted on 02/15/2007 1:09:28 PM PST by Constitution Day (Off with their heads, jump from the hook, you're not obliged to swallow anything you despise)
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To: george76; KarlInOhio
The signature block says it all.

Il n'y a pas d'honte être français. Il y a seulement l'honte dans rester de français.
(There is no shame in being French. There is only shame in staying French.)

LonePalm, le Républicain du verre cassé (The Broken Glass Republican)

11 posted on 02/15/2007 1:10:49 PM PST by LonePalm (Commander and Chef)
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To: andy58-in-nh; martin_fierro; Grampa Dave
lol.

The French are so obnoxious that even New Yorkers think they've got an attitude problem.

12 posted on 02/15/2007 1:13:52 PM PST by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: george76

They're just cranky because they know their low birthrates and irresponsible immigration policies will result in an islamic france towards the end of their lifetimes.

I'd probably be miserable too if in the back of my mind I knew I'd end up alone and hoping against hope that Mohamed, the Algerian immigrant with 10 children to support, would somehow find it in his heart to pay for my useless, infidel body, to get proper care in the sunset of my life.

Owl_Eagle

If what I just wrote made you sad or angry,
it was probably just a joke.


13 posted on 02/15/2007 1:14:04 PM PST by South Hawthorne (In Memory of my Dear Friend Henry Lee II)
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To: george76
London may find itself something other than a "mecca" for business.


14 posted on 02/15/2007 1:19:37 PM PST by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: george76
Perella is a heavy hitter. Looks like London's position as Europe's financial center is secure.

I feel so sorry for the French. :-))

15 posted on 02/15/2007 1:21:51 PM PST by colorado tanker
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To: george76

French have attitude problems. Duh, ya think?


16 posted on 02/15/2007 1:22:16 PM PST by lilylangtree (Veni, Vidi, Vici)
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To: george76
I worked for a major US company in Paris for four years. The government had their 'labor trackers' with clickers and watches at our building entrance each day.

They recorded the number and time of employees entering and leaving the building.

This was to get the aggregate man-hours worked daily, to ensure that people were not working too much. Our company faced stiff fines for violating the work rules.

This mindset is coupled with a very high tax rate. Not a business friendly place to locate... especially for those who want to compete internationally.

17 posted on 02/15/2007 1:29:20 PM PST by nctexan
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To: KarlInOhio; george76

18 posted on 02/15/2007 1:36:59 PM PST by Lady Jag (A positive attitude will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort.)
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To: george76

When the moonrock worshippers finally take over France, do we save them again?


19 posted on 02/15/2007 1:37:48 PM PST by JoeSixPack1
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To: george76

Well, Duh! The French deliberately killed the best of their race 200 years ago and wonder why they've failed ever since.


20 posted on 02/15/2007 1:39:30 PM PST by D.P.Roberts
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