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French labour market and riots

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Submitted by Ian Mordant (United Kingdom), Nov 8, 2005 at 11:01

Mr Pipes misses the difficulty French employers have in sacking workers they take on,which discourages them from doing so. This definitely adds to unemployment, which plainly adds numbers at least to the rioters.

Secondly although most people benefit from globalisation, it is exactly the least skilled workers in the affluent countries who benefit least, or maybe lose out. Here is a massive problem which globalisation, though absolutely vital for human progress, nevertheless causes.

These things must be at least added to any question of any particular religion of a majority of the rioters.

Ian Mordant

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