Paris, France —The public seem to be fed up with French public service workers (railroad, electric etc.) who want to retire with 1200 euros pension a month at the age of 50 or 55, depending on their job.  Others are fed up with paying for their special pension schemes.  They say these workers are privileged.  OH, the hypocrisy of it all.

On Harry Truman’s desk was a sign which read “The Buck Stops Here”.  Is it just an American thing to believe that those at the top are ultimately responsible for what their organizations and people do? In France, “passing the buck” seems to be the motto.