Sarkozy Panderfest Begins
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  • Albert

    I don’t see how you can call Sarko’s tax policy towards expatriates as being a race to the bottom. It is a carbon copy of present U.S. tax laws towards expatriates.

  • I recently visited both Paris and London. It was remarkable how much French was being spoken in London. Upon my return I read in a Roger Cohen (naive on Iran, but in this case perceptive) column that with 300,000 French, London is now the 6th-biggest French city in the world! Some of these French are businessmen and celebrities moving for tax reasons, but I’d say a lot are young people looking for opportunity and excitement. Also a lot of Italian being spoken…

    if the EU survives in its present form, large-scale migration will be a fact of European life.

    btw Albert is right.

  • Kris

    [email protected]: I don’t consider the US expat laws to be particularly high.

    [email protected]: Perhaps the rest of the Cohen column is perceptive, but that particular factoid is hardly original. Just stick “6th-biggest French city in the world” in a search engine. (I’m not criticizing you. Well, unless you expect originality from the NYT columnists. 🙂 )

  • Jacksonian Libertarian

    I often wonder why the French are even considered a Western Culture, the French certainly don’t have Western instincts, with their support of Marxism, Socialism, and Communism.

    “Who needs Enemies, when the French are your Allies”
    Remember Freedom Fries?

  • Jacksonian Libertarian, I’m afraid to say that unless what you mean by “Western” is really “Anglophone”, the French are pretty typical, and indeed less extreme than some. If you want to find advocates of limited government in continental Europe, you had better look to the East of the erstwhile Iron Curtain.

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