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Comment Re:Ah, capitalism. (Score 1) 325

What are your sources for those numbers? They don't seem completely off, but it would be nice to know what year they were from, etc.

Those 20% include several lumped-together categories. 20% were on different kinds of welfare in 2010, but that includes the disabled (not sure what year your 12% is from, though - hard without sources...), a special early retirement program, and welfare directed to getting people back into work.

Also, note that close to all teachers - from kindergarten up to and including university, most doctors and most nurses are employed by the government in Norway and other Scandinavian countries.

Comment Re:gmail and yahoo have procedures for reporting s (Score 1) 133

It's nice that you always remember which buisnesses are allowed to send you newsletters.

Don't you think it's plausible that someone signs up for a newsletter, and when they get it 3 weeks later have forgotten, and mark it as "spam"? Wouldn't that be a problem with the suggested anti-spam system, especially for smaller buisnesses?

Comment Re:Chinese GDP (Score 1) 293

See, the fun thing about a centralized government is that they can decide to lower prices on those buildings, to minimize losses. I guess you already know about most of the not-so-fun-things, so I won't list them all here :)

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