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Don’t be afraid, it’s just Europe (especially #France) suiciding (again)


More (in French, sorry, but free to e-read and download) http://www.youscribe.com/catalogue/livres/actualite-et-debat-de-societe/actualite-evenements/frenchonomics-2015790

Renaud Favier – October 25th, 2014

Yes, the French is Mad … but who cares ?


Arnaud Montebourg – French Minister of Economics, Attractivity and Competitiveness

No comment …

More (in French) about Montebourg’s last craze against foreign investors http://renaudfavier.com/2014/05/15/apres-la-marseillaise-a-la-conchita-le-patriotisme-deconomique-en-debandade/

More (in French) about Frenchonomics : http://frenchonomics.wordpress.com

Renaud Favier – May 15th, 2014


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The Day After Labor Day in Europe … Mayday ?

Europe Unemployment

European (Un)Employment Office “On m’a viré. I was fired. Ich bin gefeuert geworden.” – Credits : Chappatte IHT

Renaud Favier – May 2, 2014

Crowdfunding is not as dangerous as you may fear. It’s just crowdfunding, stupid !

No fear

So, normal people can invest (waste ?) their lifetime savings to finance projects that junk-bonders, bankers and government officers won’t waste (invest ?) investors’, customers’ or taxpayers’ money in. It’s just like stock-exchange, but for smaller money.


So, is crowd funding another Wolf of Wall Street, or more stupid than any other way to waste one’s money buying useless, made in Asia, gadgets, invest one’s money in hopeless businesses, or spend the family’s savings in mortgaged housing before the next financial big one ?


Well, who knows … it’s just crowdfunding, stupid !


More about crowd funding as a fashionable way to invest (waste ?) one’s savings (in French) : http://renaudfavier.com/2014/02/20/le-crowdfunding-cest-les-emprunts-russes-avec-lelectricite-et-les-reseaux-sociaux/


Renaud Favier – Feb, 20th 2014 – Facebook Compétitivité – LinkedIn – English

Frenchonomics     Compétitivité 2012 couverture

Vive la France !

WhatsApp now ? It’s Geekonomics, Stupid !


Some (French) twit it’s crazy to pay 19 billion dollars a 55 people startup …


Credits : Dargaud – Goscinny – Uderzo

Some (global) geeks and bankers say it’s Silicon Valley business as usual …

nagato_yuki suzumiya_haruhi_no_yuuutsu the_melancholy_of_haruhi_suzumiya

Crédits : nagato_yuki suzumiya_haruhi_no_yuuutsu the_melancholy_of_haruhi_suzumiya

Let’s keep calm and have a good coffee (unless one is a facebook shareholder …).


It’s Geekonomics, stupid !

More about nowadays Geekonomics and Silicon Valley Finance (in French) : http://renaudfavier.com/2014/02/20/donc-facebook-rachete-une-messagerie-pour-djeuns-19-milliards-pour-55-employes-maintenant/

Renaud Favier – Feb, 20th 2014 – Facebook Compétitivité – LinkedIn – English

Frenchonomics     Compétitivité 2012 couverture

Vive la France !




The (last ?) French Lion is dead tonite …

The Lion Sleeps ...

It’s economics, stupid ! Credits : Man

The French government says (thinks ?) the French last Lion is just asleep : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lUvo6vrIzkg

But anybody who understands French and France sees the poor Lion is dead : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MymjXr5wxHE 


Read my lips, stupid French Politician !

Renaud Favier – Feb, 19th 2014 – Facebook Compétitivité – LinkedIn – English

Frenchonomics     Compétitivité 2012 couverture

Vive la France !


The French politicians’ way to walk their talk …

So French

Frenchollitics : Walking the French Talk …

No comment. Please click on pictures or link for more info (in French) : http://occupyvousdefrance.wordpress.com/2014/02/19/paris2014-hidalgo-ps-eelv-modem-fdg-57-nkm-ump-udi-fn-bricedenice-43-et-alors/

Frenchonomics : Trying the French way …

Renaud Favier – Feb, 19th 2014 – Facebook Compétitivité – LinkedIn – English

Frenchonomics     Compétitivité 2012 couverture

Vive la France !



No comment by French President François Hollande @Elysee


Please don’t ask about the French President’s private business. Especially if you are British. He will not be amused, as he already answered a journalist last week in England. And neither ask about Paris politics, Frenchonomics, weather in France, or wars abroad. Don’t …


Renaud Favier – February, 6th, 2014 – Facebook Café du matin à Paris

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Frenchonomics à la Parisienne was bad, but Frankensteinomics sauce Hollande will be even more … French


Frenchonomics is not a light Delikatessen to be swallowed with a glass of Chardonnay and jazz music, but an eBook in French with twits usually longer than 140 signs, and quite more than economists’ books standard one (more or less) new idea per hundred pages, which makes it rather tiring for sportsmen and sportswomen usually reading American football, British rugby, and French politics chronicles. But it’s free, downloadable and printable at office for those who don’t read eBooks on screens for whatever reason, and there is some (French) humour included, for those not allergic.


W…T…F… ?

Frankensteinomics may well be still worse, for those sportsmen and sportswomen who eat at American fastfoods, drink mostly English tea, and read French only if threatened to be sent on holiday in Germany. But the good news for everybody, is that the eBook is not ready for e-publishing yet, due to heavy rains over Paris, snowfalls in the French skiing mountains, and ongoing discussion (in French “dialogue social”, which may lasts years unconclusively) for the picture for the front page. 


No fear, eBook coming soon (or maybe later).

Renaud Favier – February, 4th, 2014 – Facebook Café du matin à Paris

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WEF Davos, January 22-25, 2014 : The “Via-Zac” edition

ViaZac Economy

The “Viagra” speakers at Davos Forum will explain what they could do if they dared, the “Prozac” players will tell why they are afraid to change anything, and a panel of politicians, economists and business persons will conclude on live internet TV that 2014 is full of … risks, fears, and uncertainty, not to mention profits for the happy few and losses for most have-nots, but that the  business of risks, uncertainty and fears is as good a business as others.


Read more (in French) : http://renaudfavier.com/2014/01/18/grands-peurs-et-miseres-du-debut-du-iiieme-millenaire-au-forum-de-davos/

That’s all, Davos (or not) Folks (see list of participants : http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2014/01/16/world-economic-forum-meeting-key-participants/4516249/ )

Renaud Favier – January, 18th, 2014 – Facebook Café du matin à Paris

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