Dog Days for France and its economy, including for the once so successful French Exports. But, France has a “Plan” (“roadmap” in non marxist economic language) for competitiveness and all that needs (serious) fixing in the best and brightest of countries.
Not that the situation be unsustainable yet, but as IMF, OCDE, S&P, ECB, WEF, Roubini, Angela Merkel and other stock exchange, markets, ecology and weather optimistic experts would say : “It’s grave, serious and worsening“, which is of course not a good reason to lose the sense of humor into the bargain.
Fortunately, France has a top secret French plan.
And everybody on earth wonders about “The New
Soviet Frenchonomics Plan”.
Many competitors in the world are frightened by The
Napoleonic French Plan.
Spain and Italy no longer
waste the money they don’t have like the Greeks or French sleep at night (which is not really a problem as most people are unemployed there : either they are civil servants or just they are not employed at all, so they can sleep all day, and anyway everybody sleeps by all means every afternoon for “siesta” and gets special siesta bonus due to summer heat).
Capitalists Chinese fear the Socialist French Plan …
realistic Germans don’t care. But they never do when Fantasy France speaks, thinks, paints, draws, plays, sings or writes instead of working. Besides, they are busy because they don’t have 45 days of summer holiday like the French (which partly explains some things about the respective competitiveness of both neighboring but so different countries).
everybody the Brits laugh (LMAO) about the “Grande Nation” French Plan. But they always do about France as a matter of principle (and because they know France all too well). Besides, they are so happy with their incredibly dry summer weather and their medals at the London Olympic Games, and so drunk celebrating the Queen’s Jubilee, the Commonwealth resilience and the fortune their banksters make cheating on the Libor, dealing with Iran, money laundering and surely many other Cititricks, that they laugh all the time about that good “Tapis Rouge” joke by David Cameron at the Los Cabos G20 Crisis Summit everything.
But the French never mind about
facts in real life the Brits, the Germans, or whoever usually, or newly, beats them at football sports, exports, war, business, economics, Scrabble, gastronomy, arts, haute couture, car building, bérets basques, chicken, olympic games, #occupy (or whatever doesn’t work anymore in France as the French don’t work).
Why the Hell should the French care about details ? They have real problems to solve (like the prix of the baguette which pourrait augmenter if the government ne fait rien, with la hausse des cours du blé, the réforme of the PAC et la sécheresse dans the other countries producteurs, et ça serait bad pour l’inflation, le foreign trade and the climat social) and important issues to think about.
Anyway, they love to hire the best and most expensive international consultants and advertisers (not to mention lobbyists), as they know there could be conflicts of interest, political bias or technical mistakes if they just read the numerous reports of their “Cour des Comptes” …
Though they could just read the 2012 Terra Nova report on the issue of competitiveness by Louis Schweitzer and the late Olivier Ferrand : “Une politique globale de compétitivité pour la France“…
… or the reports of their Conseil d’Analyse Economique …
… or the reports de l’observatoire de la compétitivité (Luxembourg)
… or the report of la commission Attali (2008) …
… or le rapport Ruef-Armand (1960) …
…or something about Jacques Coeur (century XV) …
… or even less appropriate and reliable (because in English, among other reasons, and French don’t read English except at wartime, and they have not understood yet, that the world is at economic war, and they don’t trust what is not written by and in French anyway) WEF notes, OECD papers or EU laws or … whatever works.
All this may help, at least, it cannot (h)arm more (armoire ? armure ?) the French competitiveness.
All the more, since they have organized a “dialogue social”summit (the French call that kind of things a “Grenelle” or a “Banquet Républicain”, depending on the number of meals and quality of the food, foreign journalists say “Frogs Party with a Champagne Cocktail“) before their summer holiday, where they didn’t talk about competitiveness, of course, but realized it could be an issue.
And since they have
elected appointed new dream teams and administrative task forces to copy write reports (to tell the truth, they have a talent to write reports, and even schools, diplomas and elections for that) in economic war rooms and propose … yet another plan.
can make miracles bless France … (the good news is, the French believe in many Gods and they know for sure that : “Impossible n’est pas français”).
socialism and dialogue social God (and Gallois) the French trust … So, they have planned, plan and will plan, again and again(st all ods) …
And they trust
the French their Frenchonomics may work (Frenchonomics rule 2 : “sur un malentendu, ça pourrait marcher”, rule number 3 being :”Le prix s’oublie -especially when paid by taxpayers or future taxpayers-, la qualité reste -unless somebody cheated on the contract which tends to happen with so called public money-“).
Or not, as usually happens when the socialists (or whoever, in fact, with very few exceptions since Mr Louis XIV died) rule, but they don’t care that much as long as it lasts (Frenchonomics rule 1 : “Pourvu que ça dure …”).
Then, if “doesn’t work”, go
to London ask Angela with your best romantic smile, to ask for more croissance money, as usual (Frenchonomics rule 4 : “The Germans can and must pay, if you don’t know why, they do !”).
Soon, the French may have to
call the IMF, or sell some more hotels and paintings, or write some more reports, or escape to London or waste less or … work more realize the world has changed more than France, whatever their professional football players politicians may say.
Because France should change
strategy for call centers, consultants, recruitment procedures, summer holiday habits, whatever doesn’t work and cannot last much longer.
France ought to
think work different.
France could read
another a book for free (which is good news, in view of their budget situation).
France can twit different (Yes we can … Twit Higher, Faster, Farther … Smarter).
Apocalypse Now OST(1979) – Voyage – http://www.youscribe.com/catalogue/livres/ressources-professionnelles/compet … ♫ http://blip.fm/~1cbugz
The Doors – The End (Apocalypse Now) http://www.youscribe.com/catalogue/livres/actualite-et-debat-de-societe/actuali … ♫ http://blip.fm/~1cbug2
Ce sont des adultes en compétition qui sautent sur des bosses avec des vélos de mômes ? @
#JO2012 ? Et maintenant ? http://www.youscribe.com/catalogue/livres/actualite-et-debat-de-societe/actualite-evenements/et-maintenant-5-1822367 …
Déficit commercial US au plus bas de 18 mois : Effets de la NEI (New Export Initiative) de
#Obama ? #Compétitivité 2012 http://www.youscribe.com/catalogue/livres/ressources-professionnelles/competitivite-2012-1822197 …
Bricq sur déficit (abyssal bien sûr) commerce extérieur: “besoin d’entreprises beaucoup plus fortes”. La France Forte ? http://madeinfrance2012.wordpress.com/2012/08/08/think-and-read-out-of-the-old-boxes/ …
@AymericPontier Les éléments de langage de la Ministre sont sobrement efficaces, saison des vacances de son cabinet 😉 http://madeinfrance2012.wordpress.com/2012/08/08/think-and-read-out-of-the-old-boxes/ … @MelB_00 Le coût du travail n’est-il pas la tarte à la crème du moment qui cache des forêts d’échecs collectifs ? http://madeinfrance2012.wordpress.com/2012/08/08/think-and-read-out-of-the-old-boxes/ … @EntrepreneurJCO Nicole Bricq est en effet en mode “éléments de langage minimum, cabinet en congés été” #compétitivité http://madeinfrance2012.wordpress.com/2012/08/08/think-and-read-out-of-the-old-boxes/ …
3 jours consécutifs de beau temps à
#Paris, tous à #Paris-Plages, c’est l’été, mais il faut en profiter vite … .http://renaudfavier.com/2012/08/08/bronzer-idiot-cest-has-been-maintenant/ …
“Mad in France” is about
#France #Paris #Frenchonomics & other strange things. #Amazon #Kindle #eBook #French http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Ddigital-text&field-keywords=renaud+favier+mad+in+france&rh=n%3A133140011%2Ck%3Arenaud+favier+mad+in+france …
“Net Land Art” is about
#Change, #Climate, #France & other Troublemakers. Available for #Amazon #Kindle #eBook #French http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Ddigital-text&field-keywords=renaud+favier+net+land+art&rh=n%3A133140011%2Ck%3Arenaud+favier+net+land+art …
RF, August 10th, 2012
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