Friday, May 28, 2010

Ah, The French National Pastime

Protests yesterday about a plan to raise the retirement age from 60 to 62 or 63 by 2020.

Speaking of which, I heard something on a BBC podcast I listen to that went something very much like this:
The Greek crisis tells us that the European social model is in serious jeopardy. We're going to have to work more and have less vacations, like the United States. It isn't a pretty picture.

3 comments:

George Pal said...

”We're going to have to work more and have less vacations, like the United States. It isn't a pretty picture.”

No more, please. I’m convinced. Europe is dead. Ask any Europhile to list twenty ways to fix the social model now in crisis and not one will come up with ‘have lots more children’.

Ladbrokes may not have posted it yet but I hear the top of the board short odds favorite for next extinction is Europe. Kind of a Pascal’s wager if you think about it.

Anonymous said...

Where is a link to this supposed podcast?

FLG said...

Go here. Jump to about the 9:00 mark.

 
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