Saturday, 31 January 2015

Selective Use of Data

From the Telegraph

Public attitudes are changing in Germany - as well they might when a small city like the 180,000 population Saarbrücken can boast 100 brothels and a sprawling branch of Paradise.

That's like thinking that Calais has a serious alcohol problem because of all the warehouses selling booze.

4 comments:

Ben Jamin' said...

On the border with France :) I wonder how many Frenchmen cross there into Germany everyday?

Got to hand to the Germans. They take their balance of trade very seriously.

Mark Wadsworth said...

Good one. The town is within easy driving distance of Lux, Belgium and France.

The Stigler said...

Ben/Mark,

Yeah. It's about an hour from Metz. If you're a Frenchman, is that worth it to be legal? Probably.

This has happened in Sweden - Copenhagen has seen a surge in visitors from Malmo (especially as there's now a bridge between the two).

Mark Wadsworth said...

TS, not only are the Swedes traipsing down to Denmark for brothels and cheap booze and fags, during the period when Denmark had a tax on fatty food, the Danes would traipse down to Germany to buy it there.