Merry Christmas, from merry Germany

Wishing you all a happy holiday season — and of course plugging my writing in the process. Here in Germany, as the rest of Europe freaks out about the debt crisis, everything is humming along just fine at Christmastime. Unemployment’s at its lowest level in 20 years, business and consumer confidence is rising, and people are out buying Christmas presents in droves. Here’s a story of mine in the LA Times today on how Germany’s sunny economy informs its outlook on the crisis enveloping its neighbors.

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