Originally Posted by Al_bina
Is there any reason Jean Christophe should be like President Macron or Prime Minister Trudeau? One has yet to see great achievements of the aforementioned politicians.
It is unfortunate though that so few modern aristocrats opt for history/art over a military career.
President Macron is now going for the beast no any French president tamed: the mighty bastion of the SCNF, the billions loss-making railway company with jobs-for-life and golden retirements for staff in their 50's. The clash will be epic. The SCNF can completely paralyze France but President Macron is vast determined to confront the undoubtedly massive resistance and transform this colossal state-in-the-state into a normal public transport company which can compete with other companies on the soon to be liberalized transport market.
Give the young president at least credit for having balls and to engage into battle to make his country as performant as Germany, Sweden or the Netherlands. The Groupe Air France/KLM shows the same: the giant makes profit but it comes from the leaner, meaner and efficiently working Dutch part (KLM and Transavia). Also there is a fierce struggle à la the SNCF.
Give the young President some credit. He is not jetsetting with Carla Bruni. He is not sneaking out on a scooter to see a maîtresse. He does the best he can. Seeing the examples of Trump and May, France may be lucky with this ambitious man with a vision and a coherent policy.