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…there is no country that knows less of commerce, and methods of promoting it than France. The tax administration destroys the nation's industry, frustrates its every spurt of new energy, and will end by demolishing it. Exemptions are needed but the administration will not hear of them. It dreams only of enormous profits, but enormous profits cannot be made from poor men; it draws little from everyone and exhausts them all in order to grow fat on their blood and then display a mad and criminal extravangance.

-- Restif de la Bretonne (1788)
Jay
There's something to be said for a mad and criminal extravagance.

Oh, I suppose it's just been said.
Patlow
Qu'ils mangent de la brioche?
Kirk
No more Ho Ho's.
rob fritz
Sounds like where I work.
L'Assommoir
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-- Restif de la Bretonne (1788)



The term retifisme for shoe fetishism was named after him. chickawow.gif

Bruno Rygseck
And later: French business strangled by paperwork and regulations. (from Virtual Absinthe Museum)

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So, nothing changed, or changes (now it is EU-wide here).
sbmac
I'm fine if France doesn't turn into New Jersey.
Absomphe
Indeed.

Although, I couldn't care less if the converse occurred.
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QUOTE(Absomphe @ Nov 27 2012, 03:45 PM) *

if the converse occurred.

???
Absomphe
I didn't know Converse made Klown Xoes. chickawow.gif
G&C
My daughter thinks she's a pirate.
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