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I think in would be most enlightening to us Americans if there were some links or postings about the relative standards of living of Europeans as against the US.

By this I mean not just the raw data (per capita income, etc.) but, things like availability of health care, child care, retirement security and employment career prospects.

The data for not only the median but how those at the bottom fare compared to the average would also be interesting.

It's my guess that the poorest off in places like France are, on average, better off than the poorest in the US and that the imbalance between the rich and the rest of us is less pronounced.

I also think this may have implications for the challenges of global competitiveness and social stability.

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by rdf (robert.feinman@gmail.com) on Fri Aug 19th, 2005 at 12:34:42 PM EST

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