Comments on: A tale of two cities http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2012/07/13/a-tale-of-two-cities/ What makes a great picture? Thu, 18 Aug 2016 11:13:37 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: EJS712 http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2012/07/13/a-tale-of-two-cities/comment-page-1/#comment-351421 Sun, 15 Jul 2012 06:38:27 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/?p=31000#comment-351421 The fact that you would equate money with God shows how misguided you are my friend.His is not a kingdom of this world, read the papers , avarice breeds misery.

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By: mulholland http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2012/07/13/a-tale-of-two-cities/comment-page-1/#comment-351420 Sun, 15 Jul 2012 05:57:25 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/?p=31000#comment-351420 Dublin is Catholic. Oslo is Protestant. Same story the world over. Catholics breed poverty and sadness. Protestants breed wealth, happiness, and prosperity.

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By: iq160 http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2012/07/13/a-tale-of-two-cities/comment-page-1/#comment-351418 Sat, 14 Jul 2012 22:46:41 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/?p=31000#comment-351418 Made a dozen business trips to Dublin between 2003 and 2006 and everywhere I went I saw these big signs declaring various projects funded 85% by EU development funds. It’s easy being the “Celtic Tiger” when the fresh meat is delivered to your doorstep. In that case, one doesn’t need to be careful about funding and expenses since it’s someone else’s money being spent.

As the last round of east european countries joined the EU and all those development projects matured in Ireland, Ireland changed from the poor sister getting all kinds of money to being in the upper half paying for others. Seems that “Celtic Tiger” wasn’t so prepared to live out on the savannah with the rest of the big boys.

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By: otiscsi http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2012/07/13/a-tale-of-two-cities/comment-page-1/#comment-351417 Sat, 14 Jul 2012 22:26:51 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/?p=31000#comment-351417 Norway = 13th in global petro production. Ireland? 107th. Yes Nossnevs, they are chosen.

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By: nossnevs http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2012/07/13/a-tale-of-two-cities/comment-page-1/#comment-351416 Sat, 14 Jul 2012 21:09:18 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/?p=31000#comment-351416 The Norwegians must be God’s chosen people.

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By: anthonybennis http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2012/07/13/a-tale-of-two-cities/comment-page-1/#comment-351415 Sat, 14 Jul 2012 20:57:56 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/?p=31000#comment-351415 Why would you compare Oslo to Dublin? Oslo is a unique economy. It’s a kowledge based, resource rich nation. Even in “the boom”, Ireland had to rely on low taxes and exports but also unsustainable growth in domestic demand based on spiralling international credit.

There’s plenty of Rich and poor cities in the world, in Europe. I like the way you put the piece together, but it would be interesting to see Dublin compared to Iceland’s capital (can’t spell it). Go visit that 😛

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