Thursday, March 06, 2008

The Tenacious Survival Instinct of the Civil Servant

From The Economist:

Belgium's central bank still employs more than 2,000 people, even though it has not had a currency to oversee since 1999, when it abandoned the Belgian franc and joined the euro. The survival instinct of Belgian civil servants is especially impressive when you compare the National Bank of Belgium's headcount with that of central banks which still have currencies to attend to. Belgium employs twice as many central bankers as Britain and four times as many as Sweden.


At 3/07/2008 9:13 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Government workers of all countries are the worst type, technically they don't pay taxes, they are the tax.


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