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Another item, of course, is the demographic balance of the SNCF, with about 500,000 pensioners for 100,000 workers.

A solution: expand the rail network, reopening branch lines and building new ones, and hire an additional 100,000 people to work on rebuilding, expanding, and operating the new services. And it would reduce unemployment, too!

We have met the enemy, and it is us — Pogo

by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Tue Oct 23rd, 2007 at 05:19:34 AM EST
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Yes, I can see Sarkozy et al actually increasing union membership...
by paving on Tue Oct 23rd, 2007 at 03:21:38 PM EST
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