These are times of torpor in Paris, politically as well as economically.
But it was first and foremost an attempt to wake up America from the torpor of the daily grind under its meritocratic overlords.
c.1600, from Latin torpor "numbness," from torpere "be numb," from PIE root *ster- "stiff" (cf. Old Church Slavonic trupeti, Lithuanian tirpstu "to become rigid;" Greek stereos "solid;" Old English steorfan "to die;" see sterile).
torpor tor·por (tôr'pər)
A state of mental or physical inactivity or insensibility.