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"Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children's children what it was once like in the United States where men were free....... ~Ronald Reagan~

Wednesday, March 23, 2005

French Learning Principle of G.O.Y.A.

The trade unions in France are in an uproar because French lawmakers have taken action that will, in effect, abolish France's 35-hour workweek. The National Assembly is changing a 1998 law, pushed by a Socialist-led government, that sought to reduce unemployment by making each worker do less. But now, President Jacques Chirac says, that's an obstacle to making French firms more competitive. A novel French idea, reduce the work week to reduce unemployment. Seems the Socialists always have had a hard time differentiating Karl Mark from Adam Smith. As Mr. Smith said, "There is no free lunch," while Mr. Marx promoted a chicken in every pot via government control. Of course this reminds me of the sales training guru Tom Hopkins who stated all the training and knowledge in the world won't help you succeed if you don't apply the principle of G.O.Y.A. aka "Get Off Your Ass!

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