Well, tell me what good it does to compare unequal things?You're saying its wrong to compare things unless they are the same.
That isn't entirely true. I remember when I was in Germany back in the mid 80s the unemployment was about double what it was in the states, and France has a typically high rate. Now if you want to take the EU as a whole, you could probably fair pretty well in that argument, however, it isn't a fair comparison because of the disparity in GDP, and other factors that make the US comparison unequal.Every major economy has usually had a NRU around 7%
And that's the problem today isn't it now? Obama said we are no more exceptional than say Greece or Germany right? Great attitude.We are not some special entity that we can't compare ourselves to anyone else.