Friday, October 05, 2007

Viva a República!

Monarchy or republic, there is not much of a difference: consider Europe, the number of republics is more or less the same as the number of monarchies and other forms of non-republics. Has the regime type an impact in quality of living, quality of institutions, economic growth? We don't think so.

Still, Republic is a great thing in Portugal: being the 5th most inequal country of Europe 50 (yes, we include Turkey and Kazakhstan), it is great that at least one form of being snob cannot exist: the aristocratic snobbery.

Snobbery in a country with great equality of income is ridiculous; snobbery in Portugal is offensive. Good Portugal is a republic.

Viva a República!

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