And The Best Performing Economy In The World Is...

Tyler Durden's picture

Ireland's Services economy is expanding at the fastest pace in the world, according to the latest round of survey-based PMI data from Markit. The worst...contraction... France Construction


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ParkAveFlasher's picture

Bartender!  Beer wench!  Det me a grink, goddammit!

Devotional's picture

Bar tender! stick your air in the hands, this is a fuck up!

lordylord's picture

Who cares about the economy!

Priorities of the American Socialist/Average European:

Safety > Entitlements > Entertainment > Gay rights > Global warming > Economy > .................... > civil liberties/freedom.


The economy is far down that list.  That is why economic issues don't win elections.  Don't even think about winning an election on a platform of civil liberties.  It's all about 1. perceived safety (e.g. Romney) and 2. entitlements (e.g. Obama).

Joe A's picture

'Oh helly Mr. Kerry, why the long face?'

Devotional's picture

hamburger flippers, bitchez!

CPL's picture

That would require a functioning supply chain that actually supplies stuff and cheap energy.

jay28elle's picture

Good thing I didn't follow my lifes dream and head over to Europe to work construction.  Whew, flipping burgers is better, assuming we get our min wage pop.

22winmag's picture

At least in the U.S., services sector means flipping each others burgers and doing each others laundry.

Schmuck Raker's picture

.... and Tattoos. Don't forget Tattoos!

Colonel Klink's picture

Jesus Christ I walk the beaches in Florida and there's more ink than a Central bank printers convention.  FUUUUUCK, they're so trashy, low class, and yet everyone seems to have them nowadays.

Joe A's picture

Can you imagine the homes for the elderly of the future? The horror, the horror.

Parrotile's picture

Can you imagine the problems Dermatologists are going to face. The "Heavily tattooed" do like to show off their ink, and that means sunny (warmer) locations.

The geographical areas where UV exposure is significant, and where the known risk of developing melanomas / BCCs / SCCs is greatest . . . .

All tumour classes that can and will metastasise, usually to locations where you definitely do NOT want a tumour (e.g. brain).

hognutz's picture

Didn't Iceland 'bout hang the bamkers?  Hmmm is there a connection?

pods's picture

They both begin with I?

taketheredpill's picture



If you stare at the centre of the mapping long enough you can see a 3D picture of the global economy lifting off...


schatzi's picture

Ireland's Services economy is expanding at the fastest pace in the world


The great double irish dutch sandwich. Marginal benefit for the few at the much larger expense for the community. Isn't Europe a great place to be?

Irishcyclist's picture

This. Under the Irish double tax scam "services" and "profits on those services" are booked to this country (Ireland). In most cases these "services" and the "profits on those services" booked to Ireland create not one single job in this tax jurisdiction.

The only reason why these "services" and "profits on those services" are allocated to Ireland is for tax avoidance/evasion purposes.

Quinvarius's picture

Obama still has time to fk it up for Ireland.

Cacete de Ouro's picture

They're servicing the IMF and ECB gravy train that is constantly visiting the country, o, and also the Google-Facebook-Twitter double dutch reacharound profit pass thoroughs

NotAMathWhiz's picture

Financial engineering - doing great.  Building real shit that someone can actually afford and use - not so much.

Uncle Remus's picture

System D - coming to a clusterfuck near you.

Youri Carma's picture

Are you serious? 'Ireland's Services economy' LOlz

Haager's picture

I believed it once, but I think I came away with it all right.

Perfecthedge's picture

Let me summarize the "quality" of things:


Music: Justin Bieber, Miley Cyrus (licking plastic penises) and Beard-Woman (Eurovision)

Banking: Printing like mad (providing exactly ZERO value)

Economy: producing nothing of value, shifting jobs to poor countries, fucking up the environment and their Lifes (see: Bangladesh clothing manufacturers as an example).

I could go on and on and on. 

A civilization is measured against it's values and whatever it will leave for future generations.  The Italian Renaissance was also "Bankers Madness" but at least they left us Paintings and Florence and Venice to visit.  Future generations will dig up around New York and find several tons of US Government Bonds in some vault.


Kirk2NCC1701's picture

Hey, Italy!  We said OIL, not Olive Oil, you paisans!

And where's Chile!?  I thought it was "off the charts".  Apparently it is.

Freewheelin Franklin's picture

Didn't they eliminate corporate taxes? 

benqbiggis's picture

Where's Krugman saying that deflation in Irish sector service were make them looking depressed ?