THE QUESTION. It’s going to take “work and produce more”insisted Emmanuel Macron on Sunday during his address. After four months of a health crisis, the president of the Republic presented the government’s goals for the end of the quinquennium, focusing very clearly in his speech on the economy.
If the head of the State has affirmed the need, according to him, to work and produce more in order to improve the French economy and pay down the debt without raising taxes, it has not explained what he meant in concrete terms by this injunction. This week, on France Info, Bruno Le Maire, has somewhat clarified the President’s thinking: “The reading is very simple: it is necessary that we all work. It is necessary that the largest number of French can find a job” after the crisis of the sars coronavirus. While the Economy minister sought to reassure us by rejecting any questioning of the 35 hours, removal of public holidays, or cessation