Let's start a business in Paris! We have to be very, very reluctant about hiring anybody, because if we have a problem with the employee or slow business, we can't fire anybody. And if we lobby to have the right to hire and fire whom we want, we can expect riots, which may result in destruction of our business. Is it any wonder that the French economy drastically lags nations where employers have more rights?
"With commerce snarled in some cities, people asked whether Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin would stand firm on implementing the change that he says is needed to encourage hiring." Do these rioters understand economics?