|President Hollande on Armistice Day|
− a 35-hour workweek, retirement at 62, universal healthcare, minimum hourly wage of €9.40 ($12.50), generous family allowances − is unrealistic and counterproductive, according to most economists. His reliance on tax increases instead, and his inability to bring down unemployment, have provoked a profound malaise and a loss of confidence that threatens to harden as year-end approaches and the promise of reduced unemployment by 2014 remains unrealized, like many of his other campaign promises. Meanwhile, he asks for more time and keeps tinkering in the margin.
|Bonnets Rouges in Brittany|
|Hollande as Louis XVI|