As a general rule, it’s not right to take pleasure at the misfortune of others.
But I think we’re allowed an exception to that Schadenfreude rule when the “others” are greedy politicians pursuing spiteful policies. We want the political elite to suffer misfortune because of our desire to promote freedom and prosperity for ordinary people.
With that in mind, I have a big smile on my face because Francois Hollande’s class-warfare tax policy in France is a bigger failure than even I predicted it would be.
I’m particularly happy that the geese with the golden eggs are flying away. And the flock seems to get bigger every day.
Here are some amusing excerpts from a story in the Financial Times.