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I wish I were a numbers wizard! But, anyway, you don't have to be a wizard to understand this. There are differences in the way countries handle unemploymant benefits and sickness benefits that lead to some people being in the sickness category who might just as well be in the unemployment category.

What I'm objecting to is the use of unemployment numbers as proof of who are supposed to be the winners and who are supposed to be the losers. And the nonstop echoing of this by the media.

by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Sun Oct 23rd, 2005 at 03:43:58 PM EST
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