Raphael Franck, a French Israeli professor, has been visting at the Public Choice Center for the last two years. He leaves for good on Saturday. And in the true GMU spirit, we’ve worked out a bet as a going-away present.

The terms, which we have both accepted:

If the total number of deaths in France from riots and terrorism is less than 500 between May 28, 2008 and May 28, 2018, Franck owes me $50. If the total number is 500 or more, I owe him $50.

We also want to bet about the percentage of the French population that will be Muslim, but we don’t know of any canonical source for French religious data. Anyone?