French Incomes Are Below America’s Poorest States… And The Protesters Know It

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Authored by Ryan McMaken via The Mises Institute,

With the rise of the Yellow Vest Movement in France – which began last October and continues today – French activists and writers have begun to re-evaluate the state of French income and poverty. Since the movement began, articles with titles such as ” Revealed: The shocking scale of poverty in France in 2018 ” or ” Soul-searching in France as poverty leaves one million children hungry ” have become more overtly political given the context of the protests.

Typically, the government’s response to accusations of widespread poverty – which, as in America, are not necessarily accurate accusations

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