Thursday, February 25, 2016

For 2017 French presidentials, economic liberalism is in vogue

(Hat tip: KimR) - Lower taxes, fewer labor rules, less state: in a country famed for its attachment to a protective social model, economic liberalism is the surprise trend among aspirants for France's 2017 presidential election. For decades, the French center-right eschewed the free market policies of Margaret Thatcher, sticking to the tradition of a strong dirigiste state and a generous public health and welfare system funded by high taxes. Read more at Reuters


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