May 20, 2004

Tour Deflate


The London Telegraph reports: French 35-hour week 'a disaster'.

The French government yesterday described the 35-hour working week as a financial disaster that was costing the state billions of pounds and promised to reform the system despite fierce union opposition.

This story comes via TIA Daily, where Robert Tracinski noted:

This "war on ambition," as I dubbed it, has been enforced by such repugnant measures as searching the briefcases of young executives as they leave their office buildings, to ensure that they are not taking extra work home with them.

Is it any wonder why France's economy is on the skids?

Posted by Forkum at May 20, 2004 08:42 PM