June 29, 2005

The Irish are number one baby! (actually number two)

In Thomas Friedman's latest NY Times piece he points out that "Ireland today is the richest country in the European Union after Luxembourg. Yes, the country that for hundreds of years was best known for emigration, tragic poets, famines, civil wars and leprechauns today has a per capita G.D.P. higher than that of Germany, France and Britain."

Finally, having red hair is a mark of wealth and prestige.

Posted by dr_v at June 29, 2005 08:29 PM

Wow. It's like the Silicon Valley story applied to a whole entire country.

They should still be pissed at the Crown, though.

Posted by: holohan on June 29, 2005 09:21 PM