May 12, 2014

France Clings to Customs as Economy Implodes

Terry Wogan, Daily Telegraph

The Associated Press

Shopkeepers here close the shutters whenever it suits them. I haven’t read the revolutionary theories of France’s new economist wonder-boy, M. Piketty – perhaps he can explain why the small grocer 8-à-Huit (“8 to Eight”), supposedly open all day, closes at one o’clock for lunch, or how everything stops for the sacred French lunch for an hour and a half every day.

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