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(USA Today)   Spain's labor unions "have enjoyed a social prestige and power that was not seen anywhere else in Europe." Yet Spain's unemployment rate is over 24%, highest in the eurozone. Can you explain that?   ( divider line
    More: Interesting, Spain, Europe, Francisco Franco, Spanish Civil War, protectionist, public good  
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2012-06-12 10:11:38 AM  
I haven't a clue (why I asked the question), but I know it's substantial.

Only 40% of that grant money had been allocated through 2010 (mostly in roads; because ours are crap), but that figure has dropped to zero in the last two years, so to use that as a "but" is relatively meaningless.

What I do know; Estonia's government (while still bloated in comparison to our neighbors), made serious, deep cuts in 2009. I felt them. Everyone I know did. But you can't argue with our growth rate right now. The U.S. would crawl on its belly for half the amount.

I wonder what it would take for public servants in the U.S. to take a 10 percent haircut?
2012-06-12 07:08:29 PM  
Came for Spanish Civil War posters, leaving disappointed. Link.
2012-06-12 11:30:37 PM  

Mart Laar's beard shaver: I haven't a clue (why I asked the question), but I know it's substantial.

So basically, you have no evidence for your viewpoint, and you think I should go find you some.

Do you know how arguments farking work?
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