“Since President Emmanuel Macron’s government introduced plans to push the retirement age back from 62 to 64, France has been convulsed by regular strikes and protests that have drawn millions into the streets, not only in the capital, but in towns and villages across the country.” NYT (Gift Article): Fight Over Retirement in France Is a Question of Identity. “We are capable of being as productive as Americans. But don’t forget, life is not just about working.”