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Welfare States

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Submitted by LARS NIELSEN (Denmark), Nov 14, 2006 at 16:38

The thesis of the welfare state as the reason for european decline is simply... wrong. The welfare state is not a european institution, but a north american as well, as both USA and Canada are welfare states, providing their citizens with social wellfare for the old, the sick, people out of jobs and so forth.

The welfare state in fact saved us from communism, because it made blue collar and white collar workers immune to the songs of the communist sirens.

Further, USA and and Canada have imported much more immigrants as Europe in order to keep their economies going. In fact most immigrants to Europe have been received for humanitarian reasons and have not by any means contributed to european economic growth. They are on the contrary a burden, due to their low education and strange cultures.

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