France enjoys a beautiful image, [Matthieu, 31, a construction worker] said one recent evening in the Château de Vincennes parking lot. “But it’s not like Anglo-Saxon countries,” he said. “There, you arrive, you know how to do something — you can climb. That’s the American dream.“Never anywhere in the world do you hear anyone talking about the French dream,” he added, pausing to look at the row of campers. “There is no such dream in France.”
Monday, April 02, 2012
Quote of the day
Read the whole thing, which puzzles that the surging ranks of the poor is occurring in a continent with "generous minimum wage laws and the world’s strongest welfare systems." Related article here from The Economist.