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Were You Born on the Wrong Continent?

How the European Model Can Help You Get a Life

By Thomas Geoghegan
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Were You Born on the Wrong Continent?: How the European Model Can Help You Get a Life by Thomas Geoghegan

Were You Born on the Wrong Continent? (2010) examines the true nature of the American economy as revealed by an eye-opening investigation that compared living standards in the United States with countries in Europe. By examining differences in health benefits and employee rights, among other issues, these blinks reveal how European nations such as Germany have quietly taken the lead when it comes to economic health and prosperity.

  • Middle-class Americans wondering why they work such long hours
  • People thinking about moving to Europe
  • Readers keen to learn the inner workings of social democracy

Thomas Geoghegan is an American labor lawyer. Based in Chicago, he is the author of several books and articles on labor law and politics.

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