Fortunately this idiotic exercise in socialism is not happening here but in France. France to Boost Minimum Wage - WSJ.com The idea is they will increase the min wage, increasing people's earning power and growing the economy with consumer spending. I thought France was the country of Voltaire and Rousseau, not the country of the Chance the Gardener. Who imagines this crap is going to work? ANd when (not if) it fails, the cry will be they didnt raise min wage high enough.