OK who's talking about France?
If the French wrote a stupid article like that, calling us "the Forgotten" I'd only say that they have 130% of their population in visitors, and we have 100% - hardly "forgotten" in comparison, especially considering France's location and history.
But the US with their 13% should really be called "forgotten" in tourist terms, instead of grandstanding like that... that's all.
I personally think that we have way too many tourists...
"Over leveraging IS a structural problem, dude!"
Is overeating a problem or a symptom?
Look, US's economy is designed to consume - very low penalty for consuming, and very high penalty for investing/saving.
Getting in debt is encouraged by the tax code, and the over-leveraging is on every level including the government - I am not gonna educate you... obviously.
"You are the one who said ownership laws were destroyed in 1989."
Where did I say that?
In 1989 we woke up without ownership titles, because before that, everything was owned by the government.
In 1898, most Bulgarians knew, that it will not belong to the government for much longer, yet no one had a rightful legal title on anything!
So basically all of the industrial sector was up for grabs - that's the kind of legal chaos that I wanna see UK survive without monumental corruption...
"The cause it over leveraging - that's the illness. The result is the recession - that's the symptom."
Yeah you can oversimplify if you like.
What's the cause for over-leveraging then?
Don't tell me some some human traits, because that would be a housewife's logic.
There is a structural problem that will not be addressed, precisely because most are deaf to it, the way you are...
OK US has 13% of its population in visitors, not 10%.
With almost 100% BG is far from "Forgotten" as the US article stated..
"Really? I thought it happened in 1944. Ownershi was restored in 1989."
You can't be that dumb Nellie!
1947 (not '44) the opposite happened - ownership titles were scrapped.
In 1989 there was no immediate attempt to restore, (again no external pressure) not to mention that the industrial facilities were far beyond simple restoration, since most were built on multiple owner's, wrongly nationalized, empty fields, so no clear ownership!
It's much easier to nationalize, than privatize - it's much like unscrambling eggs.
"What is going to lead to loss of revenue is people are not spending, businesses are not spending, jobs are being lost."
Ti go krushtavash, to purdi...
that's the symptoms Nellie, not the illness...
"I thought it was the size of the empire and the lack of fast and easy communications."
Nellie don't be a cow - that would qualify under "with 5th century technology, organizational and political structure" wouldn't it.
Wanna know something curious?
The last western Roman Emperor was named Romulus Augustulus (little Augustus), deposed in September 476.
That is funny, because he has the same name as the founder of Rome and of the first Roman Emperor.
The last Ottoman Sultan, deposed in 1922, was named Mehmed VI - namesake of Mehmed the Conqueror, who captured Constantinople on May 29, 1453, and was the fecto the founder of the Ottoman Empire.
CJB are you stupid?
Who's criticizing him for wanting to make money?
I am criticizing him for posing like a zoo animal for the satisfaction of the Brit's never ending need to glorify themselves.
It's not his fault, nor is it any one in UK's credit that UK has been much longer at that thing called Capitalism, so they've gone farther. So what?
100 years a go they were flocking to the US just like we are now, all for the same reason - money = better life.
Do you know what I'd like to see?
One day the UK or US, out of no-where, for all businesses and property, to wake up in the morning without ownership titles!
I mean without owners or ownership laws.
Everything is basically up for grabs - free for all!
It happened in BG in the fall of '89.
I want to see how well they do, in those same circumstances, on the corruption front, especially if in the first few years no-one on the outside cares about the goings on, as it was with BG and not with some of the more central European countries, which were quickly incorporated.
I'd love to see that!
My guess is that it will be a much much nastier affair, than it was in BG...
Right, but it's even more commercialized than many other places in the Europe.
That's my point - you want cheap nightlife, extreme commercialism, fast food everywhere, and the rest - come to BG.
This article is complete bullshit.
Take your fat asses to Tibet or something - basically, don't come to BG, America - we don't want you!
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