“Soft despotism is a term coined by Alexis de Tocqueville describing the state into which a country overrun by "a network of small complicated rules" might degrade. Soft despotism is different from despotism (also called 'hard despotism') in the sense that it is not obvious to the people."

Wednesday, May 01, 2013

Unemployment rate in Europe 12%


  1. A mummy covered in chocolate and nuts has been discovered in Egypt .

    Archaeologists believe it may be Pharaoh Roche...

  2. On this day in 1941, at the RKO Palace Theater in Times Square, Orson Welles debuted his first feature film, Citizen Kane.

  3. Europe has always had these employment problems.

    Mass migrations of their people to the Americas provided them relieve in the past. But that is not happening, now. There is no demand for immigrants in Brazil, Argentina or Mexico, today.

    The US has not opened its doors to the poor, huddled masses, yearning to breathe free. No, that lamp is no longer lifted.

    The EU has multiple problems, no one wants their human refuse anymore.

  4. Your ancestors were lucky to get in when they did.

    1. yep

      Italy sucks.
      England, too.
      Sweden, no one has looked back.

      Each an empire in their day.
      Fallen on hard times, since their prime.

      Their "Best and Brightest" moved on.
      Leaving the "Average and Dim" behind.

    2. The ones from England, they got to the Americas before US.

      The Swedes and Italians, they came later.

    3. My English side (1/4) was in Virginia before we were a nation too, really early.