France: Playing with Trains for Profit

Flattened by wave after wave of inflation and devaluation, many French men have developed a peasantlike distrust of stocks, bonds or paper money−and an earthy passion for material goods. These fears and desires are being profitably exploited by two French businessmen who are giving their country men something as good as gold (which Frenchmen still hoard to the extent of $5 billion) to sink their savings into. The entrepreneurs' basic idea: buy your own railroad car.

Men Will Be Boys. This unique bit of entrepreneurism was conceived eleven years ago by Jean-Pierre Bruggeman, 44, and Jean...

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