Wednesday, November 3, 2010

French Cry Babies

Some French workers have been demonstrating against the government's plan to increase the retirement age from 60 to 62. (The Greeks were similarly exercised a short time ago.) No country is so rich that it can have its citizens stop working at 60, unless of course they would accept much reduced benefits.
The violence accompanying these protests by youths probably suggest the frustration of high unemployment among hyoung people rather that any deep concern for their retirement age.

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