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Property entails obligations. Its use shall also serve the public good.

What an excellent thing to write in a constitution.

Anyway, I can report that the continental depression is not affecting Sweden. People are as optimistic and pompous as ever. If we had a survey at least two thirds would say that Sweden is the best country on the face of the planet.

It's called "Swedish exceptionalism" or "Welfare imperialism" and it has been around for at least 50 years.

And I have to admit that even I sometimes can not control my nationalism.

(Not that any Swede would ever admit it is nationalism, the thought have never ever struck their minds. That Sweden is the best country in the world is so deeply ingrained that it's not an opinion, it's a fact, just like snow being white and the sky blue. And this, of course makes it even more intensely nationalistic.)

I mean, just look at me and this comment. It was about Germany and here I am writing about Sweden. No one is immune.

Anyway, silly Germans, don't read Anglo-Saxon business press! They have an agenda, remember?

Peak oil is not an energy crisis. It is a liquid fuel crisis.

by Starvid on Sat Nov 4th, 2006 at 06:22:12 PM EST
How many Dalahäst

do you own?  

She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre

by ATinNM on Sat Nov 4th, 2006 at 09:50:55 PM EST
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None, as a matter of fact. But contrary to popular opinion, Dalahästar are not Swedish. They are Dalecarlian. :)

This is part of what I mentioned above. No Swede needs nationalist effigies, as we carry our Dalahäst with us all the time, inside our heads. Without even noticing it.


Peak oil is not an energy crisis. It is a liquid fuel crisis.

by Starvid on Sun Nov 5th, 2006 at 03:38:04 AM EST
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Anyway, silly Germans, don't read Anglo-Saxon business press! They have an agenda, remember?

Silly us, too, on ET.

Those whom the Gods wish to destroy They first make mad. -- Euripides

by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Sun Nov 5th, 2006 at 04:17:58 AM EST
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I was about to write the same comment myself!

You can't be me, I'm taken
by Sven Triloqvist on Sun Nov 5th, 2006 at 05:06:00 AM EST
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