What’s Worth Economic Disruption in a Recession
This mindset is well beyond my capacity for sympathy, and almost incomprehensible:
Trains stood still and children played instead of going to school as workers around France went on strike to protest President Nicolas Sarkozy’s plans to raise the retirement age to 62.
Neighboring countries suffered along with Paris commuters as walkouts by drivers delayed or canceled trains from Italy and Switzerland. Some flights were dropped or delayed. …
The ranks of demonstrators swelled in comparison to a similar protest May 27. The Interior Ministry put the number of protesters around France at 797,000—double the number in May.
Such incidents should stand as a warning to the United States — a path not to take (any farther).