Originally Posted by EarthQuake
Iceland and the US both have SERIOUS problems. I think its pretty safe to say that the size of country the US is, and the massive amount of diversity make our problems much harder to deal with. I'm not saying we dont have problems, or that our problems aren't terrible, its just foolish to say "be like iceland, flip the switch and turn ur country into the greatest".
No one was saying that. Someone opined that Iceland might be having a financial apocalypse. That is not the case. It is bad "for us" but we already started very well off, and even our big dip doesn't put us near as bad in percentage as the US (for unemployment). So if you're American, and that's the system you know, we're half the unemployment using the same statistics.