José Niño is a Venezuelan-American freelance writer.
Many on the Left still cling to the idea that if they can only elect "the right people," everything will be fine. This is a doomed strategy.
The New Deal invigorated a bureaucratic state which had already done much to limit the entrepreneurial opportunities of Americans of all racial and economic backgrounds.
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Mandatory parental leave imposes costs on employees who don't qualify for leave, and on the employers themselves — driving down demand for workers, and raising unemployment.
It doesn't look like French populism is going away, and this may be an opportunity to finally chip away at the country's paralyzing bureaucracy.