As global leaders gather in Davos, Switzerland for the World Economic Conference above is a little comparison graphic between Ireland v Switzerland, reading left to right it makes for interesting reading.
Switzerland, the ‘happiest country in the world’ is smaller than Ireland and until 1900 had a smaller population. Today it has nearly 3.5 million more people. It was a poorer country than Ireland in 1871. In per capita terms, Ireland was among the richest in the world in the 1870s and on the eve of the Great War – the Irish economy lost ground after the 1870s to most of the advanced economies outside the United Kingdom, and Switzerland in particular….
Champion wingsuit flyer Jeb Corliss leaps off a cliff in Switzerland. For reasons best known to Jeb, this adventure is entitled ‘grinding the crack’. Maybe it’s what happens if he flies too close to a ridge.