One Way in Which We Should Not Imitate France
France has many things going for it. It has smart public policy on nuclear power, and its court ruled in favor of Linden Labs when a complaint was brought against them. (I mention that last point to try to win back the commenters who were outraged by my anti-Second Life post.)
However, reading Mound City Money reveals one aspect of French policy that ought to stay in France: free newspaper subscriptions for teenagers. If you’re going to waste money on newspapers, at least give them to someone who will read them.