The economic history of the French Republic
Hartford Web Publishing is not the author of the documents in
World History Archives and does not
presume to validate their accuracy or authenticity nor to
release their copyright.
- French small farmers head for
- By John Lichfield, The Independent (UK), [10
October 1999]. The French government, some French farmers
and, up to a point, the French press have presented a fight
between, on the one hand, traditional farming values and new
BSE-awakened consumer anxieties, and, on the other hand,
more intensive, more industrial, high-productivity-driven
forms of agriculture.
- The New French Revolution
- By Anne Swardson, Washington Post, Monday 31
July 2000. Propelled by political leaders and economic
globalization, the country is transforming itself from a
centralized, parochial, government-loving society with a
distaste for wealth to a dynamic, entrepreneurial nation
fond of stock options and startups.
- The French miracle: A shorter week, more jobs
and men doing the ironing
- By John Lichfield, [The Independent], 19 June
2001. Official study finds that France's 35-hour week
has boosted the economy and proved a hit with both employees
and their bosses.
- Elf Executives Jailed Over Fueling Corruption
- Vanguard (Lagos), 18 November
2003. France's mammoth Elf corruption case, probably the
biggest political and corporate sleaze scandal to hit a
western democracy since World War II, closed last Wednesday
as three key former executives of the oil giant were jailed
for up to five years over corrupt practices in Africa.