Just got back from “across the pond,” so to speak, and witnessed some of the best of what Europe has to offer. All well and good, but it was damned expensive to do so. Part of this obviously stems from our problems with the dollar. But it doesn’t explain it all. And I couldn’t help noticing that with socialized medicine and other cradle to grave services, with other prices being as high as they are, it came out about even for their citizens when compared with the United States. Yet with a whole lot less freedom in the choices they’re presented with.