Skip to comments.French have attitude problem says New Yorker
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 peoples 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 dont 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 everyones land grows.
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The real (and unspoken) problem is that the French smell bad. Nobody wants to sit in a meeting with them.
How will we know that has happened? If we find out, will we be able to tell the difference? And if we find out, and can tell the difference, why would we care?
"Zeut, alors! Lost another loan to Ditech!"
you forgot snail-eating, cheese-loving, smelly, surrender monkeys ;0)
LOL Pot ... kettle
There is hostility to capitalism all over the world and it seems to be stronger in some places than others.
ain't that the truth!
"French Have Attitude Problem Says New Yorker."
French also have cowardice problem, says any rational citizen.
I feel so sorry for the French. :-))
It's not their fault, when the rest of the world understands that only the french are alway correct and the rest of us are stupid and always wrong their attitudes will change.
snail-eating, cheese-loving, smelly, surrender monkeys ;0)
LOL! I'd say the pot and kettle are both black.
Reminds me of a former co-worker from NY. For "fun", she'd deliberately crash her grocery cart into someone else's while shopping.
Anyhow, she did a temporary assignment in Paris, and complained how rude the Parisians were. Those in our old group who see each other now and then are STILL chuckling over that remark almost 15 years later!
When the man at the top says that capitalism is just as bad as communism, as le President de la Republique did, you know there's a problem.
France is really lost.
Someone should put a fork in it.
LOL! Perhaps a (loose) translation is in order:
Title: Hello, Laziness
Subtitle: "On the art and necessity of doing the least possible in business."
Is this for real???
Yup. A hare-brained Socialist has-been who makes Pelosi look like a pinnacle of wisdom.
The fact that the American MSMs latched on her does nothing to increase their credibility. Losers worshiping losers.