Americans invest more in Britain than in the whole of continental Asia. [Philip Lader, US ambassador to Britain]
Since the passage of the North American Free Trade Agreement, real manufacturing wages have fallen by 25 per cent in Mexico. [Dissent, Winter 1998]
The poorest fifth in Germany are 10 per cent better off than the poorest fifth in the US, even though average incomes are 23 per cent lower in Germany. [New Statesman, 2nd January 1998]
Eight out of ten EU citizens are on the whole satisfied with the life they lead. Only a fifth feel dissatisfied. [Eurobarometer]
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