Nicolas Sarkozy is developing a taste for nepotism. Having already helped his son Jean into political and other positions, he seems now to have abandoned all shame. He’s attempting to give the 23-year-old control of La Defense. Roughly equivalent to Canary Wharf (albeit with less of that entertaining halo of occult conspiracy theories), it’s worth many billions of dollars. The job of running it is no sinecure, and I can’t see much excuse for giving it to the Dauphin like htis.