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The French: a guide for the perplexed

By Tim King  


Today, for the third time in a month, France goes on strike.

What for this time?

The same as last time—and the time before. They want to prevent the government raising the retirement age from 60 to 62 (if you’ve worked the requisite number of weeks) and from 65 to 67 (if you haven’t). This time, however, the French are striking to prevent something that has already happened. The first two strikes were to…

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