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[–] FeathersMcGraw 0 points 20 points (+20|-0) ago 

"Banksters" - I like it.

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[–] Dr_Poop 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

He makes it sound criminal

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[–] BigBadWolf 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

I assume that "banksters" is a portmanteau of bankers and gangsters used to refer to bankers who cross the line into shady and illegal behavior. I guess the point of the word "banksters" as opposed to "bankers" is that it sounds illegal, because it is.

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[–] Aged 0 points 9 points (+9|-0) ago 

Isn't this the country that banned strippers?

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[–] Apathy 0 points 8 points (+8|-0) ago 

So next time the US will send the CIA.

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[–] AmaleksHairyAss 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

will

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[–] BoiseNTheHood 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago  (edited ago)

The real reason Iceland survived the crisis was because it still has its own currency. They were alIowed to deflate the fuck out of it to regain competitiveness. If they were on the Euro, they would have had to cut wages, which Ireland ended up having to do when they were in the same situation.

With that said, last I checked, things aren't all good in Iceland. The household debt problem has gotten worse because of Iceland's horrible borrowing system, and private investment in the country took a huge hit because of the capital controls that it still hasn't quite recovered from.

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[–] generic-username 1 points 5 points (+6|-1) ago  (edited ago)

It's truly stunning that Iceland is consistently ranked as one of the best countries in the world (sarcasm)

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[–] Kal 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Hey, our system works fine! Soon banksters will install President Clinton Foundation Global Initiative and all will be well.

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[–] pitenius 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

I'm not disagreeing with the sentiment, OP, but Iceland is not a paradise. The ringing praises of their recovery seem to fall a little flat to residents.

That said, one of them recently asked me when America would finish counting the votes because it's all they hear about. :-/

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[–] MorpheusGodofDreams 1 points 2 points (+3|-1) ago  (edited ago)

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