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More Paradise March 19, 2009

Posted by Dwight Furrow in Culture, Dwight Furrow's Posts.
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Nina has helpfully informed us about relaxed attitudes toward religion in Denmark. Via Justin Fox, she will no doubt be proud to know that Denmark has great energy policies, a terrific climate for entrepreneurial ventures despite having high taxes and very generous social welfare programs, and some great restaurants. According to George Soros, they also have a very intelligent mortgage finance system, which is the main topic of the article.

It sounds like paradise. Except that it is still too damn cold.

But perhaps global warming will fix that.



1. Nina Rosenstand - March 21, 2009

Paradise? Like Jake Barnes says in Hemingway’s The Sun Also Rises, “Wouldn’t it be pretty to think so?” Despite all the talk of happiness etc: Patients waiting 6-9 months for surgery after a cancer diagnosis…55-60 percent tax rate, and a dismal drop in the level of service for seniors…a complete disconnect between immigrant teens and the locals…draconian rules for expatriotes wanting to bring home their new spouses…BUT a government headed by perhaps the best political brain in Europe, prime minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen whose actions have apparently minimized the financial crisis. Today’s news: Our new administration is backing him as head of NATO. Stay tuned…And besides, the coastal areas, with their fine sandy beaches and the longest coastline in Europe except for Greece, are gearing up for mediterranean conditions once the global warming takes effect. Seriously. They’re already planting vineyards…

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