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Globally, money is tight.

That might come as a huge surprise. Luckily, you can rely on The Inquisition to belatedly cover stories about global fiscal madness, which are normally avoided by the media, in favour of up-to-the-minute accounts of Lady Ga-Ga‘s movements. Just take a deep breath and we’ll move on.

Credit and lending have been curbed and jobs are being lost continually. A successful country needs its citizens to be at work, paying taxes, and helping it grow. This process is currently a little wonky. Overall its grim out there.

The possibility of unemployment is a definite reality for countless millions. For those about to get kicked you have plenty of company – there are shitloads of unemployed already. The grim figures are shown here at left with a more cathartic form of graphing summarily executed below. The idea is simple – the countries’ leaders have had a percentage of their heads perfunctorily removed that compares with unemployment statistics in their respective territories.

Please Note:
Given The Inquisition’s near-complete lack of financial acumen, the choice of countries represented below is subjective and flippant, and fails to illuminate any greater truths. Basically it is a varied sample spread through both extremes of employment statistics with a few stepping stones along the way. These intervals are topical for various other reasons, and are omnipresent in the news media.
It should also be mentioned that there are vast swathes of geography are unrepresented by this. For example, there is an apparent Sub-Saharan African averaging between 30 – 45%, while many equatorial islands have equally depressing rates. Overall, the vast majority of countries have figures of between 8 and 20%.
Andorra is represented here by the face of Nicolas Sarkozy. It is a country in its own right, but is nonetheless a French protectorate and Sarkozy is thereby its figurehead by proxy.
Information drawn from CIA World Book

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