Australia, still a colony, has more supermarkets per capita than the US and nearly three times as many as the UK. India, no longer a British colony, has no supermarket chains. What other country can claim this?
New French Minister for Industry in France says globalisation is extremist policy and that France, Europe and other westernised countries need to protect themselves from total free-market doctrine. He also proposes external taxes, including on carbon emissions for imported products.
Nicolas Sarkosi wants to reinforce European business, using the US example of giving public work to American companies. "Why should Europe forbid what America, the most economically liberal country in the world, permits itself?