acting-man.com / By Pater Tenebrarum / December 19, 2012
Gerard Depardieu Quits France
France’s socialist government is chasing away the country’s best and brightest, as well as the rich and famous (the two classes are not always congruent). However, it would be quite wrong to merely think of Gerard Depardieu as an ‘overpaid actor’ who is somehow not deserving of his income. After all, his income is determined by the market. His income is the result of voluntary exchanges. It would also be quite wrong to think that he is not valuable to France.
For one thing, the man is a huge asset for France’s movie industry: an export hit, instantly recognizable all over the world, rivaled perhaps only by Jean Reno in this respect. Moreover, the savings and capital Depardieu has amassed over the course of his career support countless economic activities, to the benefit of everyone.
However, he now has finally had enough of the highway robbers running France’s administration and their hypocritical appeals to his ‘patriotism’ (as if it were the mark of patriotism to let a bunch of bureaucrats rob you blind).