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.Both Instapundit and Normblog quite rightly make comments focusing on Afghanistan and Iraq. But what tickled me most was something else:
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.
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.