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France ShortensWork-Week

The French government has legislated a shorter work-week for large enterprises. The arithmetic is simple: if existing workers work less, the same amount of work will be done by more workers. The economics is simpler: workers with leisure and those with new employment will spend and raise aggregate demand, thus pulling the economy out of the current recession.

France: Universal Medical Coverage

The newly-introduced Universal Medical Coverage Scheme is ostensibly meant to ensure that everyone regardless of whether they are employed or not, is assured of access to medicare. But it has many critics.
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