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In France: Another Way to Negotiate

The New York Times reports that some French workers have kidnapped their bosses, and others are threatening to blow up their own factories (a bluff, they admit) if employers won't negotiate with them. (The photo in the paper showed workers playing ping-pong.)

The threats reminded me of another story
about how French farmers in the 1980's reacted to the visitors who proposed putting a nuclear waste dump near their town — the farmers marched the guests out of town with pitchforks.