Saturday, October 23, 2010

Retirement age in France

A few years ago, in a currency crisis, the French government restricted the ability of its citizens to spend their currency on vacations abroad. Rioters took to the streets. I'm not bilingual, but I believe you could paraphrase their thinking as "liberté, egalité, vacances."

Now they are rioting to maintain the retirement age at 60--Sarkozy wants to raise it to 62.

"Liberté, egalité, La retraite à 60 ans "

UPDATE: Retiremen at 62 is now the law in France, subject to court challenges.

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