Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Sleepless in Paris

According to this piece in The Australian, the Health Ministry of France is becoming so concerned about the fact that people in France are coming to work tired that they are suggesting that all workers should have 15 minute siestas. In fact if you think about it, France, a welfare state at its highest, with high unemployment, low economic growth, low worker productivity, 35 hour work week(by law), the whole month of August vacations, as well as a penchant for staying up all night visiting bars and cafes should be the last ones to even think about complaining about sleep. Its all good to be concerned about the sleep habits of your nation but I'm guessing that France should be more concerned about more pressing issues like the Muslim youths who seem to burn cars and assault everyday citizens, a sclerotic economy, Iran, Afghanistan, Islamic terrorism.

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