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Tuesday, March 22, 2005
  What, You Mean I Actually Have To Work Now?
France's imbecilic 35-hour mandatory work week appears ready to join Lenin in the dust bin of history:
With unemployment at 10 percent, politicians of all stripes acknowledge that the country's unique 35-hour law has failed in its original ambition: to force employers to hire massively. What's more, there are strong signs that it hurt living standards as employers froze salaries to make up for lost labor.

"The intention was to spread work around, but the effect was to spread our salaries around," Thierry Breton, France's new finance minister, said last week.
 
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