Americans work harder and longer than French
I have had to reinvent my career seven times, and I am still inventing. Can’t complain mind you because life is exhilarating all of the time this way. We are confronted with so many confounding problems and challenges in our crowded world that it makes sense to concentrate wisdom and experience to solve them.
The slacker Frenchmen are living the good life, draining the Euro value no doubt. Don’t expect us to bail you out. Drink up. Eat cheese. Have some more gravy.
“UPDATE 2-France lifts retirement age to balance pension books
By Crispian Balmer and Jean-Baptiste Vey
PARIS, June 16 (Reuters) - France's government announced on Wednesday it would raise the retirement age and increase taxes for top earners in a long-awaited reform aimed at balancing the heavily indebted pensions system by 2018.
Under the plan, which is likely to meet trade union resistance, the minimum retirement age will be lifted gradually to 62 in 2018 from 60, and levies on capital gains, stock options and other investment income will all shift higher.”