In spite of my busy and fulfilling personal life, I managed to get through a great book in the past 2 days. Cowboy Capitalism
by Olaf Gersemann. It's pretty technical and I had to brush up on my econ a bit to understand all of the terms and graphs, but it's still an amazing book. It destroys any myths about the greatness of the European system in the best way possible: cold, hard facts and numbers. It's pretty funny that many Europeans, especially Germans, think that Americans all work 3 jobs to make ends meet. And we all work at McDonalds, Wal-Mart, or Home Depot. These people are so sophisticated.