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Of course, the early 80's were a time of strong inflation too in France, so that the 400% increase wasn't that big in real terms... (And wages were still indexed to inflation at the time, weren't they ?)

Un roi sans divertissement est un homme plein de misères
by linca (antonin POINT lucas AROBASE gmail.com) on Wed Nov 7th, 2007 at 05:58:09 AM EST
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