On the current protests in France, here is political commentator Alain Duhamel (as quoted in the New York Times):

The majority of the French are passionate in their distrust of market forces and in their refusal to embrace flexibility.

No Anglosphere social model for the French, it seems! I'm sure The Dissident Frogman would have some piquant words to share if he were blogging more often...

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