I have been thinking a lot about "safety nets," since I am spending time in a Scandanavian country that is clearly a welfare state. And, by the way, it is not a bad thing for these Norwegians to be citizens of a welfare state. We are in the midst of striking season. I joke not. Many different industries pick this time of year to give it to the man--whether the man is the government or capitalists. The day after we arrived, the airport went on strike (what timing, eh?). Right now many teachers are on strike and proudly wearing their !Streik! t-shirts.
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