Saturday, December 3rd, 2016

Another conservative in the world

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Congratulations to WTMJ’s Charlie Sykes on the birth of his grandson. But, Mon Dieu! Ze child is French!

Perhaps the child will bring some optimism to that unhappy corner of the world:

A Harris poll for the Financial Times asked people in Britain, France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the US whether they felt they were better off than 10 years ago, and to assess how they will have fared by 2020.

The poll found that, in spite of the US recession, Americans were more optimistic than Europeans about the prospects ahead.

A higher percentage of Americans than Europeans also felt their personal standard of living was better today than it was in 2000.

Some 44 per cent of French people — a higher percentage than in any other country — said they felt pessimistic about the decade to come. The same number also said their standard of living was worse today than it was in 2000, again a figure higher than in any other nation polled.

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