Another example of a Profile In Courage: Jacques Chiraq. He has succumbed to the public protest and scrapped the law that would have allowed employers to fire at will workers below 26 years of age in their first 2 years of employment.
That will make France competitive.
Update: Our friend Donald Luskin had this nugget:
French industrial production in Feb unexpectedly fell -0.9% following Jan's +0.3% rise, suggesting that the French manufacturing sector was weaker than expected going into the large student protests that occurred in March.