Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Three Years On

This is an extraordinary talk by Olafur Grimsson, President of Iceland. It's only twenty minutes long. Well worth the viewing.

Just one of the remarkable statements he makes in his speech: in the past few years they have received more delegations from China than from the United States, Britain, France, Germany, and the Netherlands combined.  The Chinese were the only ones to back Iceland during the disgraceful Icesave bullying episode led by the UK and the Netherlands.

Iceland now has growth and falling unemployment - we've got the debts from a bank bailout currently standing at 40% of our GDP. Still, nice to see what a bit of political backbone can achieve:

Olafur Grimsson: Iceland Bounces Back from PopTech on Vimeo.

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