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Thank you, Jerome!!! I've been wrestling with an article in my head for a few days, trying to dig around for stats on this...so I'm relieved you dove in before me!

My train of thought has been on what would be the best go to get people back to work, through the greater Europe. It is pretty clear to me, that people want to work, and when they are working, purchase "stuff", pay taxes, and generally feel better about themselves. Bingo: confidence...and improved economy, to boot.

FDR created a jobs creation program (WPA) during the depression, that got things moving again. Wouldn't EU governments investing in job creation be an idea to explore? There's a lot that could be done: wiring up the EU for broadband, rebuilding roads, developing new 21st century industry, etc. It would be a worthy investment: in the people, and in modernizing the economies of countries. What would be the problems with this idea?

"Once in awhile we get shown the light, in the strangest of places, if we look at it right" - Hunter/Garcia

by whataboutbob on Thu Jun 30th, 2005 at 07:13:21 AM EST

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