Wednesday, September 29, 2004

What's Wrong with Canada?

The New York Times asks -- and fails to answer -- that question in "Canada's Prophets of Pessimism (Is It the Weather?)." The article hints at the problem by noting that
The country...has seemingly come to define greatness by how much money it sinks into health care or day care. Even so, education budgets are shrinking and there is brain drain of doctors and other professionals to the United States.
And why? Because Canada has become something of a socialist paradise, along the lines of East Germany. Then, there's rampant suppression of speech. And a lot more.