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Could America be socialist like Europe, if we weren't so racist?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H9zXdlVDQVc

Seems to be what Paul Krugman thinks.

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Carpy

Asked by Carpy at 5:49 PM on Apr. 6, 2011 in Politics & Current Events

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  • apparently you have never been to Europe.. they are VERY racist over there just no one cares enough to make a huge fuss.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 5:51 PM on Apr. 6, 2011

  • If WE weren't so racist? As in, we're more racist than Europe? Apparently Krugman has never been to Europe, where you can't even name your child unless you choose a name appropriate to the nationality in some countries. Others are in the midst of ethnic cleansing by way of civil law so as not to get dinged by the UN in the process.
    NotPanicking

    Answer by NotPanicking at 5:51 PM on Apr. 6, 2011

  • I can't watch the video right now, but if it's Paul Krugman then here is what I can assure you my reaction is--


    eye rolling


     

    vicesix

    Answer by vicesix at 5:53 PM on Apr. 6, 2011

  • this is just sad
    ochsamom

    Answer by ochsamom at 5:53 PM on Apr. 6, 2011

  • Can't open video now.... IMO, Paul Krugman is a douche bag...
    grlygrlz2

    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 5:54 PM on Apr. 6, 2011

  • apparently you have never been to Europe

    Anon, you say that as if I made the statement. Take it up with Krugman.
    Carpy

    Comment by Carpy (original poster) at 6:03 PM on Apr. 6, 2011

  • – collapse
    Usual Carpy nastiness . Krugman is a brilliant , Nobel Prize winning economist , who has been to E urope , I have too, I lived and worked there for short periods . They have mixed economies just like the US. The only country I am aware of that has limits on the names you may choose for your child is France . There are pockets of racism there , same as in the US and some people there want restraints on immigration from outside the EU , just as Americans are concerned about illegal immigrants.





    janet116

    Answer by janet116 at 7:01 PM on Apr. 6, 2011 (hidden) + expand

  • Usual Carpy nastiness . Krugman is a brilliant , Nobel Prize winning economis

    WTF??? HE said it. NOT me. YOUR "Brilliant" Nobel cracker jack winning "economist".
    Carpy

    Comment by Carpy (original poster) at 7:18 PM on Apr. 6, 2011

  • The only country I am aware of that has limits on the names you may choose for your child is France .


    And, of course, it's only true if janet knows about it


    eye rolling


    Welcome to all of Scandinavia, Germany, Spain, Portugal...


     

    NotPanicking

    Answer by NotPanicking at 7:21 PM on Apr. 6, 2011

  • The only country I am aware of that has limits on the names you may choose for your child is France .

    And, of course, it's only true if janet knows about it

    That seems to be the way it works with her. It is funny, but oh, so sad.
    Carpy

    Comment by Carpy (original poster) at 7:25 PM on Apr. 6, 2011

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