Thursday, July 29, 2004


A part-time economist for Electricité de France is facing a disciplinary hearing next month. And what does it take to get disciplined as a unionized worker at a French state-owned utility if you enjoy twelve years of seniority? Well, you have to publish a very special kind of how-to book.

Corinne Maier hit the jackpot with Bonjour Paresse ("Hello Laziness") in which she explains "why it's in your interest to work as little as possible and how to screw the system from within." She is an economist after all. A very special economist with a doctorate in psychoanalysis (no mention anywhere of a doctorate in economics but maybe I'm just a lazy Googler).

Sadly, Ms. Maier won't be able to make the disciplinary proceeding. She'll be on vacation.


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