What’s Holding the Joint Up?

by Mark Steyn

Even when I don’t agree with their conclusions (as I certainly don’t in this case), columns by my old boss Conrad Black always have fascinating factoids along the way. For example, “A World of Financial Ruin”:

The EU is in hot contention with the United States as the Sick Man of the Great World Economic Powers, because less than 40% of Eurozone citizens work and over 60% are on benefits of some sort.

The entire Western world is approaching the point at which Wile E Coyote looks down and realizes there’s nothing under his feet.