Defying the Odds Why the French Economy Works Surprisingly Well

According to German calculations, the new French president's call for an even lower retirement age and more public workers should not add up to economic growth. But despite violating established economic principles, the French economy works surprisingly well.
New French President François Hollande performs his patriotic duty.

New French President François Hollande performs his patriotic duty.

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