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Monday, September 26, 2005

The Difference between Canadians and Americans

The difference between Americans and Canadians is that (on average, generally speaking) Canadians like big gubmnt and admit it; Americans like big gubmnt but deny it.

Robert Fulford of the National Post has a different take on the question:

Articulate Canadians tend to be believe that Canada has always relied on government for its existence and that improvements in our common life are most likely to come through government action. We consider government supervision more vital than individual enterprise, which makes us into a nation of regulators. When something new appears in the world, the American asks: How can money be made from this? The Canadian asks: How can we regulate it?
[h/t to Jack for the pointer]

Update: Mark Steyn says something similar to what I did about Americans:
American politics seems to have dwindled down to a choice between a big government party and a big permanently-out-of-government party.
I see he misspelled "gubmnt".
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