French students protested “Against Precariousness”, forcing the government to give up on a law that would have let employers take a chance on new hires under 26 and fire them without fuss in the first two years if they didn’t work out. Charles Krauthammer writes in Time:
The unemployment rate in France is 10%. For young people under 26 it is 23%, and almost 1 in 10 kids who leave high school don’t have a job five years after taking the baccalaureate. Much of that unemployment encompasses those of the alienated immigrant underclass, who are less educated, less acculturated and less likely ever to be hired than the mostly native student rioters. And these young rioters want to keep things just that way–to rely not just on their advantages of class, education and ethnicity but also on an absolute guarantee from the state that their very first job will be for life, with no one to challenge them for it.
Some “76 percent of (French) 15-to-30-year-olds say they aspire to civil service jobs from which it’s almost impossible to be fired,” writes Krauthammer. “This flight from risk is not just a sign of civilizational senescence. It is a parody of the welfare state.” The immigrants just get welfare.