Thursday, November 10, 2005

Life In The (Immigrant) 'Hood

The Wall Street Journal's online Opinion Journal ran this great article by Joel Kotkin that digs below the surface of the recent riots in France.

Kotkin discusses various aspects of the French socioeconomic system that underpin the unrest and despair in the immigrant banlieus: short work weeks, early pensioning, institutional welfare, tax burdens on young workers, lack of job creation, and emigration of skilled workers to the UK, Ireland, and the US, among others.

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