Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Invasion or reform?

The BBC has released an extensive new worldwide poll, which brings good news:
Iraqis and Afghans are among the most optimistic people in the world when it comes to their economic future, a new survey for the BBC suggests.
In Afghanistan, 70% say their own circumstances are improving, and 57% believe that the country overall is on the way up. In Iraq, 65% believe their personal life is getting better, and 56% are upbeat about the country's economy.
Both Instapundit and Normblog quite rightly make comments focusing on Afghanistan and Iraq. But what tickled me most was something else:
Italians join people in Zimbabwe and DR Congo as the most downcast about their future, according to the poll of 37,500 people in 32 nations.
Should I be advocating regime change? Maybe Italy needs some foreign power to invade, impose a flat-tax and get rid of all the excess regulation.

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