Who Would Keep Their Euros in a Non-German Bank?

By: Monday March 25, 2013 7:03 am

Apparently a new plan has been agreed on to deal with Cyprus. Unlike the original plan to tax all depositors, this new plan would take huge amounts of money from depositors with accounts worth more than 100,000 euros. The plan would hit both of the country’s largest banks, even though only one was in immediate [...]

Many European Countries Think Economic Integration Hurt Their Economies

By: Tuesday May 29, 2012 11:57 am

Of all the European countries surveyed by Pew it was only Germany where a majority of people believe European economic integration has strengthened the economy. In most other European countries the people believe it has weakened their economy. From Pew Research: I think it is interesting that the polling basically matches the economic data. Germany [...]

It’s a Ripoff! -or- Why America Spends So Much on Health Care

By: Thursday April 28, 2011 4:16 pm

As you can see in this helpful chart from the Kaiser Family Foundation, America pays much more for health care than any other first-world country. There are a lot of false ideas or very minor explanations that are overstated to try to justify why we pay so much. Other countries are just evil nations that [...]

If This Were Germany, Denmark, Belgium, or France, We Would Not Need Affordability Tax Credits

By: Tuesday December 29, 2009 9:38 am

Our health care system is unbelievably more expensive than any other first world nation. On a per capita basis, we spend over 50% more on health care than the second most expensive nation, Norway. As a nation, we spend more than twice as much per capita on health care than first world countries like Germany, [...]

This Idea Does Not Resemble German, Swiss, Or Belgian Health Care

By: Monday December 7, 2009 10:20 am

The White House/Olympia Snowe/Joe Lieberman/ConservaDem apologists are starting to rally around this new “alternative” to the public option. This “alternative” is nothing at all even like a public option. It is an OPM run exchanges for current, private, non-profit insurance companies. I suspect we will soon see apologists claiming this idea would resemble the all-payer [...]

Putin Is Not The “President Of Germany”…Just An FYI To McCain

By: Monday June 9, 2008 2:10 pm

Remember: McCain = Foreign Policy Expert

h/t Oliver Willis