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The French experiment: Laffer >>>>>>> Piketty

(December 24, 2014 06:14 PM, by Scott Sumner) What an unmitigated disaster for Pikettynomics! PARIS (Reuters) - When President Francois Hollande unveiled a "super-tax" on the rich in 2012, some feared an exodus of business, sporting and artistic talent. One adviser warned it was a Socialist step too... (0 COMMENTS)

France’s Frenzy over the Discourse of Decline

last weekNews : News Desk

French booksellers have had to contend with a furious game of one-upmanship in the genre of scandalous bestsellers this fall. Parisians thought that the vengeful memoir by President François Hollande’s ex-girlfriend Valérie Trierweiler, “Thank You for This Moment,” had set an impossible new sales record in September. Show More Summary

French Politicians Are Freaked Over Tabloid Outing Of Gay VP

last weekLGBT / Gay : Queerty

The vice president of France’s far-right Front National party has been outed by a French tabloid. The Telegraph reports that the new issue of Closer magazine features photos of Florian Philippot and his boyfriend on a recent trip to Vienna along with the headline “Yes to love for all,” evoking France’s recent “Marriage for All” […]

France to speed up delivery of arms to the Lebanese Army, PM

Lebanon Prime Minister Tammam Salam  who is in Paris on an official visit said Friday that French President Francois Hollande has ordered  the speeding  up of the  delivery of French arms to the Lebanese Army  which are being paid for by the 3 billion Dollar   Saudi Arabian  grant that was announced about a year ago. Salam made the remark  […]

FRANCE: Vice President Of Neo-Nazi National Front Party Outed As Gay

2 weeks agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

Via the Telegraph: A French gossip magazine sparked outrage across the political spectrum on Friday by "outing" the far-Right Front National's vice president, Florian Philippot, as homosexual. The rare breach of Gallic press protocol...Show More Summary

France Wants to Sedate the Terminally Sick Until Death

2 weeks agoHealth : Healthland

French President calls for "the right to deep, continuous sedation until death" for the terminally ill

Simplot CEO Speaks at ASTA CSS

The opening session of the American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) CSS and Seed Expo was highlighted by keynote speaker J.R. Simplot president and CEO Bill Whitacre. Since inventing the first viable frozen french fry the J.R. SimplotShow More Summary

Hollande says last French hostage freed

French president says Serge Lazarevic, kidnapped in Mali in 2011, is now a free man.

French hostage freed by Al Qaeda

A Frenchman held for more than three years by Al Qaeda’s North African branch has been freed, France’s president said Tuesday.

French hostage held by Al Qaeda since 2011 freed in North Africa

2 weeks agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

France's president says a hostage held by Al Qaeda's North African branch since his capture in Mali in 2011 has been freed.

French President Francois Hollande likened to Borat in photo

The unpopular French president so often derided at home is now being mocked for looking like Borat on a trip to Kazakhstan.

French President Francois Hollande mocked for ‘Borat’ costume

2 weeks agoNews : The Raw Story

French President Francois Hollande has attracted online mockery, and comparisons to the comedy character Borat, after appearing dressed in a traditional Kazakh fur hat and coat in an image posted on social media. Hollande, who was on a visit to the Kazakh capital Asana when the photo was taken,...

French President Hollande makes unexpected visit to Vladimir Putin in Russia

Flying back from Kazakhstan toward Paris, French President Francois Hollande made an impromptu stopover in Moscow on Saturday, where he met with Russian President Vladimir Putin, The Associated Press reports. The visit makes Hollande...Show More Summary

Hollande discusses Ukraine crisis with Putin

French president tells Russian counterpart in brief meeting to look to future rather than past to help ease tension.

Life Imitating Art? Butt Plug Sales Spike 500 Percent After French President Defends Giant One

3 weeks agoLGBT / Gay : Queerty

What’s the biggest butt plug you’ve ever seen? If you happened to be in Paris in October, your answer might be “24 feet.” Artist Paul McCarthy erected a sculpture called “Tree” as part of FIAC, the city’s annual art fair, and his intentions couldn’t have been clearer. Take a look for yourself: After it was inflated, […]

Assad: US-led air strikes make no difference

Syrian president tells French magazine that air raids are an "illegal intervention" and will not end terrorism.

Erotic Public Art Whips Parisians Into Butt Plug Buying Frenzy

Paul McCarthy's Tree is the holiday gift that keeps on giving. First, the massive inflatable butt plug sparked right wing outrage and vandalism ; then, it inspired French president Francois Hollande to pen an impassioned butt plug defense. Now, the giant butt plug is gone, but hundreds of ordinary-sized butt plugs have sprung up in its wake. Read more...

Russia Is Returning to Soviet Military Strategy

French President Francois Hollande has essentially vetoed the transfer of the first Mistral helicopter carrier to Russia. The Elysee Palace announced that Moscow's actions in Ukraine do not create the necessary conditions for the transfer of the warship. Show More Summary

Sarkozy wins back party leadership, but road to French presidential election remains very long

Nicolas Sarkozy took a further step on the road to his political comeback over the weekend, as he won back the leadership of France’s centre-right UMP party. The former French President secured 64.5% of votes in an online survey of UMP...Show More Summary

Michel Platini Thinks Cristiano Ronaldo Shouldn’t Win Ballon d’Or, Real Madrid Tell UEFA President To Shut Up

Michel Platini and Real Madrid have become embroiled in a war of words over Cristiano Ronaldo. The UEFA president, who previously played for the French national side and was widely regarded as the best European soccer player of the 1980s, recently came out and stated that Cristiano Ronaldo shouldn’t win the Ballon d’Or. Show More Summary

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