- There are few permanent jobs for the young, since job-protection rules keep employers from hiring and young people are only brought onto projects as contract workers.
- Permanent workers cannot be let go, so they are often given meaningless work, sometimes in the hopes that they will leave the company.
- Competitive pressures are increasing , due to foreign competition and the privatization of some French government operations.
- Only 32% of French employers have confidence in their workers, while German employers have a 47% confidence level and Americans a 54% confidence level.
This is the direction Obama is taking the United States in. We can anticipate higher rates of depression and more suicides, especially among men. We can also anticipate smaller cars and increased rates of highway deaths and injuries due to his demands for ever lighter cars to meet higher and higher gas mileage requirements. He will also lead us to rationed health care and the added deaths that come with fewer future medical innovations and less aggressive treatments due to health care rationing. We need to keep track of the death toll in each of these categories as we travel the deadly road to ever more intrusive socialism.