The French protests deserve more attention than Hong Kong

The yellow vest and pension reform protests in France portend issues that most industrialized nations will have to face sooner or later

France has spent much of the last seventeen months embroiled in chaos. French President Immanuel Macron has asked the French people to be more French — and pay even higher taxes than they already do — and to be more American — and work longer hours before retirement. These mutually contradictory requests have…