Once again Paris is having another of a series of riots. The prime culprit is always unemployment as whenever rioters are arrested they seldom have steady jobs. This is true for Crown Heights, LA and wherever else disorder happens.
Ultimately, the real culprit is that of the Eurosocialist paternalism. The elitist far left thinks Abdul
wants a pat on the head and a welfare check in perpetuity. These same mindless types co-opt and facilitate the most obnoxious Islamic grievances as a means to power. Sadly, the French are learning that Abdul like the rest of us needs a decent job and will not be satisfied with a welfare check and obnoxious Anti Americanism and Anti Israel mania.
Ultimately, the low growth is caused by the public largess with cradle to grave welfare. Cradle to grave welfare is not the true measure of a society. The measure of a society is how few people need such programs. Sarkozy was elected in the aftermath of these absurd riots and if they continue it may be the impetus for the well needed Social Saftey net, immigration and fiscal reforms needed by France.
Beamish in 08