Wednesday, September 07, 2005

Another explanation of Danish culture

We were also presented with the “Bumblebee” explanation: Physics says that a bumblebee should not be able to fly, but it somehow does.

Similarly, common sense says that the following elements of Danish culture should not work:

  • they pay 60% income tax, without complaints
  • they pay 25% sales tax, without complaints
  • their welfare system pays about the same as minimum wage, so there is little economic benefit to having a job
  • there is little acknowledgement of exceptional work
  • you can be fired or laid-off, without warning or compensation

But, somehow it all works.

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