Thursday, June 14, 2012

Not yet

Am I the only one who finds these results surprising?


Brett Olsen said...

Huh.  The Chinese think the Americans are more powerful, the Americans aren't sure, and the Europeans think the Chinese are more powerful, and across the board, public perception is swinging towards the Chinese.

MtMoru said...

Les Etats Unis Merdeux.

Europeans who don't speak English know that Americans are fat, stupid, and vulgar. They always have been.

Hans Husman said...

The euro countries do borrow much since a couple of yeas. No matter anything resent Spain took up huges Chinese loans last year. 

Great blog though I haven't read it in perhaps 6 months or so. Will take the time and look a bit back. GG.

Robert Sykes said...

Someone go find Curtis Lemay and tell him to get back to work.

reservoir_dogs said...

This is a case of the grass being greener on the other side. Those who are close to China, the Chinese, the Pakistanis, or even Japan, sees the problems of China and thinks America is more powerful. Those who are closer to the West and did not see China close and personal, think China is more powerful.

BernardBrandt said...

I suspect that the divide is between those nations living in the past, and those looking towards the future.

Of course, the question is whether that future is toward China or toward the U.S.: it all depends upon whether the people of the U.S. can still pull the rabbit out of the hat.

Shall we place our bets, gentlemen?

LaurentMelchiorTellier said...

I suspect that you would have been less surprised if you'd lived in Europe, Steve.

It might be interesting to do Pearsons between demonstrably irrational America-sucks-ism, such as this, and national ethnicity breakdown.

Kyrilluk said...

The Europeans are looking to China to do Business. The news from America are all about unemployement, recession, etc..

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