We know newspapers are suffering in the United States, but the hurt is international.
In France President Nicolas Sarkozy is offering a number of efforts to buoy the sinking newspaper business. He is offering tax breaks and is increasing the advertising the government purchases in newspapers.
Sarkozy also proposes giving newspaper subscriptions to all 18-year-olds, jointly funded by the government and the newspaper firms.
My question is: If we were to do that in this country, how many takers would there be?
What do you think?