We have pension envy.
In Paris, workers last week went on a massive, paralyzing strike to protest reforms that could alter their ballooning, Balkanized, and very generous pension system. As unions threaten more disruptions next week, the Macron administration is under pressure to make concessions. But even if the government’s reforms were to go through, most French workers would still be better off than the rest of us. According to Le Monde, plenty of them are retiring before the age of 62 and drawing from several pensions at once. Here, we talk about lovers who aspire to be polyamorous. In France, there is a word for someone who enjoys multiple retirement incomes: polypensionné.