Thursday, December 01, 2005

Meanwhile in Europe

Two stories of interest from Europe today.

The first regards the European economy; it seems that the euros are quite happy to have a "stable" unemployment rate of 8.3% but the two big "powers" of the European Union have very high unemployment rates. France is 9.3% and Germany is 10.9%. (Michigan's roughly 7% seems horrible to me.) Compared to Europe, America's economy is booming. They need to be taking economic lessons from us, not us from them.
(Thank You Ankle Biting Pundits)

Morally speaking, maybe -- just maybe -- there is hope for Sweden. A drama student read pornography to a group of 6 year olds and the Swedish legal system actually fined him. His fine was 2400 krona (crowns) which, if I understand the charts right, works out to about $300.00. If an American read pornography to 6 year olds ...


Blogger Crazy Politico said...

That unemployment rate just makes you want to be more European, doesn't it :)

8:41 PM  

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