Friday, August 22, 2008

Expensive, expensive Copenhagen

Of course, the downside is the cost of just about everything in Europe. This is in no small part due to the weakness of our Chinese-owned dollar, but with 15-25% value-added taxes, it is easy to bleed money doing just about anything in Europe. Most euros seem to accept this as the cost of a civil society, one that provides health care to all, and makes it possible to live happily without an automobile.

OK, as a service to any libertarian who stumbles onto this blog, I hereby provide all of your counter arguments: yes, I know, but their health care quality stinks; everyone lives in a closet, they all pee in the street (actually, mostly only in France).

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