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France appears to be decending into ...

... a "socialist revolutionary" country, a la many in South America.

Take your pick! http://news.google.com/news?ie=UTF-8&oe=utf-8&client=firefox-a&rls=org.mozilla%3Aen-US%3Aofficial&percentage_served=100&tab=wn&q=france+riots+labor&btnG=Search+News

All this over a new law aimed at decreasing youth unemployment by allowing employers to fire within the first two years for any reason. It's exceedingly rare in this country to even want to STAY with one's first employer. I didn't realize France guaranteed employment at age 26. That's if you can find it! Among the youth in France I'm hearing numbers in excess of 20% unemployment!

Evie Happy

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France can only dream

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of raising itself to the third world status of a central american dictatorship/narcostate

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As I post ...

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... they are now showing French police hosing down the crowds.

Ah but they rank higher than us in healthcare with the WHO Wink

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As France goes, so goes Europe.

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Swirling down the loo. Wave bye bye to the Euro-poltroons.

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There was a hockey game last night...

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and a France broke out.

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French fried

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That's not fair. The French only know how to fight other French.

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So you think it's a good idea to allow firing without cause

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based solely on age, Evie? They certainly need to reform their labor laws (so that one can be fired for cause), but age discrimination and arbitrary employment guidelines are NOT the solution.

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Not the issue..

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The new law does give employers more flexibility in hiring and firing. Under the older laws it was almost impossible to fire anyone for any reason. This leads to much greater unemployment, by the way, specifically amongst youth.

At any rate it is just WRONG to riot and vandalize because you don't agree with a labor law.

And yes, in a FREE society an employer would be allowed to hire and fire whomever he chooses, for whatever reason he likes. But clearly we don't live in a completely free society and France doesn't even come close.
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Based on age?

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That's not really what is being said. It is more that a company should be able to hire a young -- unproven -- worker and fire them if they just don't "fit in" rather than guarantee them a job for life.

France has an idiotic employment scheme. They will collapse if they don't fix it!

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