Three Monkeys Online

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What’s in a Boom?

In a glowing portrait of Gordon Brown (who appears to be doing something about the crisis other than make soothing noises) in the latest Nie, there is the following quotable quote: “…unemployment in Great Britain is expected to reach a terrifying 6%, which is regarded here [UK] as a catastrophe. In Poland 11% of people are unemployed and the talk is of wealth and an economic boom.” It’s true too. The mass emigration that was regarded and publicly derided as a gigantic failure of the state when it took place in Ireland is here accepted as something normal and healthy – often by the same people whining that there soon will be no young people to pay social insurance to support the old.

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