Is the Free Market Un-French?

Yes, according to French Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin.
As reported by Debra Sounders on, with 30% of French Muslims unemployed, Interior Minister Nicolas Sarkozy “embraces the sort of Anglo-American free-market economic reforms that should raise employment levels and offer opportunity to the economically disenfranchised.”
Unfortunately, Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin “prefers the government-rich model — government programs and job counseling — and dismisses the Sarkozy approach as un-French.”
Sounders aptly remarks: “There is such a thing as being too French, after all. High unemployment, for example, is very French. Strikes are French. These riots are French.”
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