The Difference Between the U.S. and Europe in 1 Graph

Derek Thompson, writing for The Atlantic:

“The euro zone has Greece. The United States has Mississippi. Or Missouri.”

Or, Medicaid and food stamps explained in the context of the Euro zone crisis. Click through for a revealing graphic. It’s why we’re called the UNITED States.

Favorite quote:

The Germans call this sort of thing “a permanent bailout.” We just call it “Missouri.”

I love this stuff.