January 31, 2014

Why Shopping in Paris Can Be a Nightmare

Claire Lundberg, Slate

The Associated Press

France, fundamentally, is not a country where the customer is always right. It’s not very interested in customer satisfaction. What it’s interested in are satisfied workers.

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TAGGED: Travel, Europe, France, Paris


January 20, 2014
In France, Les Poulets Are Coming Home to Roost
Roger Bootle, Telegraph
Last week the French economy was supposed to have something of a re-launch -- along with the career of President Hollande. But things did not quite work out that way -- on either count. I will leave the president's personal life... more ››
January 21, 2014
Ode to France, Europe's Sole Military Force
Gregor Peter Schmitz, Spiegel
French troops are fighting in bloody conflicts around the world, most recently in the Central African Republic. Other EU members, including Germany, say they will now provide support for these deployments. It's high time. more ››
January 28, 2014
Partner-Free Hollande Can Transform Politics
Anne Perkins, Guardian
From Cherie Blair to Michelle Obama, partners are seen as vital for democratic leaders. Hollande can shatter that convention. more ››
January 20, 2014
Le Hollande Nouveau
The Economist
France’s president struggles to focus attention on his new economic policy, not on the women in his life. more ››
January 19, 2014
Hollande's Tryst and the End of Marriage
Peter Gumbel, Bloomberg
The shocking news about the French president’s ill-fated tryst with his mistress spread quickly. While taking a break from the urgent political matters of the day, the head of state literally succumbed to his passion in a... more ››