The economic — and political — consequences of reforming France's pensions

Mar 30, 2023
More than a million people have taken to the streets across France since President Emmanuel Macron forced through legislation raising the retirement age from 62 to 64.
Protesters take part in a students' demonstration against the French government's pension reforms.
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With more Brits retiring early, the Bank of England warns of a shrinking workforce — and rising inflation

Jan 17, 2023
A surge in the number of early retirees threatens to prolong inflation in the U.K.
The Bank of England, seen above, warns that a shrinking workforce and prolonged labor shortages could drive up inflation.
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