The Ubiquitous Pig
Daniel Krotz

The Dick Gibson Show

Posted Monday, February 8, 2010, at 5:27 PM
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  • Europeans seem to manage this quite sensibly--or at least they did in past. How did we develop such unrealistic expectations?

    -- Posted by Cathy Marie on Mon, Feb 8, 2010, at 7:08 PM
  • Cathy Marie, thank you for reading my blog. You pose an interesting question. I suppose one answer may be that Europeans nearly all have high tax rates and consequently seem to feel that they are getting what they are willing to pay for. Another answer may be that these democracies have a parlimentary rather than a 2-party structure which facilitates coalition building and partnerships between various political parties instead of the duel to the death that we've observed lately. And, perhaps the "melting pot" that results in a diverse United States causes us to have much less of a shared sense of future such as say the Irish or French, etc. might have because of their long and shared culture, history, language, and so on. But, of course, I am just guessing. And: I appreciate your visit and the obviously careful reading you gave it. Kind regards, dan.

    -- Posted by dkrotz on Wed, Feb 10, 2010, at 3:36 PM
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