Tuesday, November 08, 2005

French Riots

The WSJ has some worthwhile info showing how French statism is a contributing cause of the riots and general discontent in France. They go on to note that the best chance a young frenchman has is to leave France and settle elsewhere, and in fact the US is a beneficiary of this exodus:
Some 400,000 European Union science graduates currently reside in the U.S. Barely one in seven, according to a recent poll, intends to return. Driven by the ambitious young, European immigration to the U.S. jumped by 16% during the '90s. Visa applications dropped after 9/11, but then increased last year by 10%.


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