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From Cradle


From Cradle
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Copyright: Michael Dolby (mrmike1935) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 31 W: 0 N: 213] (4654)
Genre: People
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2017-01-24
Categories: Daily Life
Camera: Leica V-Lux 4, Leica DC Vario-Elmarit 1:2.8/4.5-108ASPH, Digital
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2017-01-25 4:15
Viewed: 716
Points: 4
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I am privileged to live in a Country with a Welfare System, from cradle to grave, where 84% of the working population are Government Employed.
We have the highest taxes in the world, yet according to opinion polls, we are the most content people in the world. We also have the highest suicide rate per capita in the world.
It goes on and on.
This is not meant to be political, I lost an old friend yesterday, to malnutrition.


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Hi Michael,
I just loved your note to go with your photo, a really interesting insight to life in Denmark, I have only spent 1 day in your country but really enjoyed it
Cheers
Jack

Hello Mike,
I once had dinner with some Danish friends and spent most of the time speaking to the gentleman who was sitting next to me. He also informed me that you have the highest taxes in the world but that the Danish people are content as you have an outstanding welfare system including medical care. When I asked about the tax rates I could inform him that we pay the same high taxes, yet our welfare system is in a pathetic condition due to ineptness, incompetency and corruption. Yes, it goes on and on, and it cannot be blamed on apartheid. This also is not political. It is just raw fact.

Thank you for your insightful note. However, I am puzzled at the high suicide rate and I wonder how 16% of the population can make a "profit" for the country. Perhaps the civil service is exceptionally efficient.

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