A highly compelling article in Der Spiegel about France is here. This is only a short quote:
This is good, too:
France is a rich country. Otherwise, she could not run the most expensive welfare state in the world.
However, with the government debt reaching 93 per cent of GDP, France can't afford to continue with her extremely generous welfare policy. Otherwise, the downfall will materialise sooner rather than later.
A white male with some professional experience in finance and investing.