How Macron Is Reforming France’s Economy Where Others Failed

A protester carries a picture of French President Emmanuel Macron depicted as King Louis XVI, Paris, France, May 5, 2018 (AP photo by Francois Mori).
A protester carries a picture of French President Emmanuel Macron depicted as King Louis XVI, Paris, France, May 5, 2018 (AP photo by Francois Mori).
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On Saturday, thousands of demonstrators marched in Paris to express their disapproval of French President Emmanuel Macron on the one-year anniversary of his election. Macron has wasted little time following through on his campaign promises of economic and fiscal reforms. But his efforts to overhaul France’s labor regulations as well as his willingness to use extraordinary executive powers to push through his agenda have led critics to call him authoritarian and the “president of the rich.” In an email interview, George Ross, distinguished Jean Monnet Chair and visiting professor of political science at the University of Montreal-McGill Center for Excellence […]

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