Re: AC, EU Champions
I am not receiving the comissions of any industry lobby group or any large EU corporation mentioned. Neither does my employer have any relation to them. My job is financial data querying/distributing and my employer's customers are banks.
I only have a somewhat logically functioning mind and functioning memory. In the past I bought quite a bit of the BS the american and british media is producing in nice prose all the time. I admit it took time to read between the lines and to see through all that civilised-englishmen-fighting-for-the-good-by-installing-the-shah-and-thugs-while-protecting-BP-interest-you-are-a-nazi-if-you-disagree.
Also, I can see the facts, and these do definitely not look good for Britain and America. Whether French and German industrial policy is fair to bankers and entrepreneuers does not rob my sleep. What matter to me is the the common man and woman who lives in France and the common man and woman who live in Britain and the U.S. It seems to me that France is a much more civilized place than the U.K. or the U.S.A. Because you get housing when you need it and because your teeth are fixed before every single tooth has to become black and being pulled. Call me a commie, call me whatever you like, but France is not the tyranny you Anglos are making it.
Yeah, it might be quite paternalistic and elitist in the executive section, but if you look up the definition of paternalism, it is about looking for the kids on the street. Looking for their teeth. Yeah, that's good and it does not affect your ability to say whatever you like.
And industrial politics works, whether it is fair or unfair does not matter if it keeps a marvellous system like the French system at work. To paraphrase somebody "industrial policy is the worst of all economic policies, except for all others". China is doing it, France is doing it, Germany is doing it, Sweden is doing it, only in UK-USA the banksters want The Freedom To Loot The People. And they still get it. Let the experiment continue.