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France Chooses the Path of Austerity

Salim Lamrani | Posted 03.06.2013 | Politics
Salim Lamrani

Despite the election of socialist François Hollande to the presidency of the Republic, France, far from breaking with the neoliberal model that has led much of Europe toward disaster, has chosen the path of austerity.

Strikes Sweep Europe To Protest Austerity

Reuters | Posted 01.14.2013 | World

* Police, protesters clash in Madrid; 81 arrests in Spain * Flights, trains cancelled, factories at standstill * Demonst...

Taking Fervent Capitalists To A French Doctor

Rick Steves | Posted 12.19.2012 | Travel
Rick Steves

Determined to "pay their own way," John and Jane took out their credit card. After some convincing, I persuaded the nurse to charge them a small "donation" of about $200.

What Is Hollande's Plan For France?

Reuters | Posted 12.07.2012 | World

By Mark John PARIS, Oct 7 (Reuters) - Just five months after bringing Francois Hollande to power, many French voters are already desp...

Aude Lorriaux

A Thousand Cuts: Austerity Budget Brought Down A Solar Industry

HuffingtonPost.com | Aude Lorriaux | Posted 07.19.2012 | Politics

This article is part of a Huffington Post series on the global impact of austerity -- "A Thousand Cuts" -- from affordable housing funds lost in San F...

Who Will Suffer This Time?

Jill Shaw Ruddock | Posted 05.15.2012 | World
Jill Shaw Ruddock

As economies around the world continue to nosedive and we look for solutions to the reckless spending and entitlements to keep a way of life we have stolen from the next generation, just who do you think will suffer this time?