Okay, this is like the millionth time I’ve seen this piece passed on during the last year or so and it’s never presented with problematization, discussion or, in this case, even a source. Which is dubious in an of itself. I don’t expect those involved to bring the discussion to the English-speaking tumblr for our benefit but a closer look would def be in order.
Yeah…the referendums and rewriting of the constitution have all been overturned (see how the date the draft would be turned in by is even said as Feb 2011 in the extremely uninformed person’s post) and most of the old people have been voted back into parliament. And land and energy rights have been/are still being sold off to Canadian, Chinese and now possibly British companies…Iceland was a very wealthy country to begin with and a pretty simple economy so yeah they are coming back faster than elsewhere. And regardless of all of these factors showing what the idealists claim is not true…the rest of the world does not hear about Iceland because there are not all that many Icelanders living abroad, and very few in majority English speaking countries. News of their country is relevant to them, not everyone else.
Excellent points. Iceland is not perfect. It’s just quiet.
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