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France Giving 18-Year-Olds Free Newspaper Subscriptions

| Mon Feb. 2, 2009 12:15 PM EST

Sarkozy is giving French teens free newspaper subscriptions starting on their 18th birthdays. I like it. Getting more kids interested in current affairs, boosting reading as a pastime, and bailing out the newspaper industry — all at the same time! Why can't we do something like this?