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    This week, Eric, Dan, and Dylan discuss the protests in France over the move by French president Emmanuel Macron to raise the retirement age from 62 to 64. How does France, and other countries facing the realities of math when it comes to their pension programs, navigate the reality that these kinds of reforms are simultaneously necessary and very unpopular? Next, the guys consider the alleged difficulty people are having defining “wokeness” in the wake of author Bethany Mandel’s going blank when asked to define the term on The Hill’s morning show, “Rising.” Is this just a rhetorical game? And finally, in the wake of the collapse of Silicon Valley Bank, the usual suspects have been calling for new financial regulations to address the allegedly risky behavior of SBV. But would any of these proposals have done anything to prevent the kind of incident that just occurred?

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    French Protests, Turning Violent, Aim to Override Macron’s Pension Overhaul | Wall Street Journal

    Bethany Mandel on “Rising”

    Bethany Mandel defines “wokeness”

    Of Course You Know What "Woke” Means | Freddie deBoer

    PC Art Class | The Kids in the Hall

    SVB Is DOA | Acton Unwind

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