File: Europe

2011-04-14 :: madlibertarianguy // Economy + Europe + Government + Regulation + Stimulus
The “Best and Brightest”

Via The Guardian concerning budgetocalypse: Some economists and political scientists also raise what they see as the danger of Republican cuts slowing or even reversing America’s climb out off recession. Thomas Ferguson, professor of politics at the University of Massachusetts, said there was a danger of repeating the mistakes of the Great Depression by chopping […]

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At least one person in Portugal gets it. The New York Times: “This strike is completely absurd,” said Pedro Silva, 36, a biology teacher at a private school, who was forced to take a taxi to work. “The Portuguese have to understand that there is no money and if there is no money people have […]

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2010-11-15 :: madlibertarianguy // Dumbassery + Education + Europe + Government
A Question

How important is education to those receiving it if they are unwilling to pay for it themselves? Accusing him of “going along with Tory plans to shove the cost of higher education onto students and their families,” Ms. Harman told Mr. Clegg that he was like a college freshman who meets “a dodgy bloke” during […]

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Gorbachev Says Putin Obstructs Democracy? It must take a lot for the last leader of the Soviet Union to criticize the leader of a democratic Russia for stifling democracy. He may well be right, but it still takes some big fucking balls.

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2010-10-25 :: madlibertarianguy // Dumbassery + Economy + Europe + Government
Too Late

The New York Times on the French union strikes against raising the retirement age: But the determination of the protesters — and their dislike of Mr. Sarkozy — is forcing the hand of Mr. Chérèque, whose aides have privately expressed concerns about pressing the strikes too far and damaging the unions, by making them look […]

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2010-10-05 :: madlibertarianguy // Dumbassery + Economy + Europe + Government
Greeks Still Not Ready to See Reality

The New York Times concerning the Greek draft austerity budget: The Greek government, which this year has come under the tutelage of its euro-zone partners and the International Monetary Fund after it reached the brink of default, on Monday presented a draft austerity budget for 2011 that promised to raise more tax revenue while ending […]

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2010-09-29 :: madlibertarianguy // Dumbassery + Economy + Europe
Spoiled. Rotten. Brats.

Reuters: Tens of thousands of people marched through Brussels on Wednesday on a day of protests across Europe against government austerity measures, which unions say will slow economic recovery and punish the poor. Wwwwaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!! The government is going to stop giving us money that isn’t ours and that we didn’t earn. Rich people and corporations […]

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