October 6th, 2007
|10:39 pm - Five myths about the economy of the EU|
None of it is new or particularly surprising information, but this article on truths and US misperceptions of economic health of the EU puts a lot of it in one place and is very useful for all manner of economic arguments with libertarians and people still foolish enough to think that the US is the greatest first world nation in anything other than the production of both mass media and weapons.
Oh, some of us were already aware.
After all, I've had to hear Sven list off the standards of living by European country (Norway is typically at the top) as part of a lengthy explanation of why we should move to Norway.
It makes it kind of a relief that I have couch surfing rights with relatives in Europe, however, in case things go too far south here ever.
btw, what statue is that in your icon?
|Date:||October 7th, 2007 07:17 pm (UTC)|| |
It's a photoshop someone did of the Statue of Liberty.
my recent classes in Economics suggest this and I pointed out to my class mates that Europe is really doing quite well despite not being the US. I got bewildered responses....
Besides their embracing innovation, they have a great deal of initeria on which to ride that change and innovation.
Also, I find much of the article applicable to Canada as well.
|Date:||October 8th, 2007 03:15 am (UTC)|| |
While I am not a proper socialist, as you well know, there are some aspects in which capitalism is painfully inefficient. I am a big fan of the European economy. Prosperity is not just profits, but having a future.