Lessons from the Nationalization Nation: State-Owned Enterprises in France

@article{Cohen2009LessonsFT,
  title={Lessons from the Nationalization Nation: State-Owned Enterprises in France},
  author={P. Cohen},
  journal={Dissent},
  year={2009},
  volume={57},
  pages={15 - 20}
}
With a steep recession in full swing, it’s French-bashing time again on the editorial pages and in the business sections of American newspapers. As the Obama administration frantically weighed policy options, pundits agonized over the prospect of the U.S. government’s taking stakes in banks, and automakers contemplated France with a mix of horror and resignation. When, last February, the Washington Post dared a tentative endorsement of government takeovers, it did so apologetically, reassuring… Expand