If your baseline is North Korea, the USA is robust functioning real-world democracy.
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You may not like Google, but they are extremely innovative and have a transformational vision.
The Italian government is going after the easy (foreign) target instead of addressing the real domestic issues.
Sounds like you were born a couple of centuries too late, you would be a good candidate for the Reign of Terror.
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In retrospect it is obvious that the state should not be insuring bank deposits when the amounts become so large relative to GDP, and maybe the Irish state should not have honored that pledge, but it's not stupid or corrupt of them to do so.
Also you can't blame this on free markets, insured deposits are extremely mainstream but have nothing to do with free markets. The problem with the regulators was that they were asleep or caught up in the exhilaration of the housing bubble.