Saturday, March 1

One Nation, Under Canada, Above Mexico

Contest: A Six-Word Motto for the U.S.? (Freakonomics Blog)

Freakonomics author Stephen J. Dubner challenged his blog readers to come up with a six-word motto for the United States, and as of this posting, over 1,300 entries have been submitted in the comments section. I looked through a few hundred of the responses, and found them to be both highly entertaining and informative. I think they provide a great insight into how the U.S. is viewed from both inside and outside of the country, albeit largely from a cynical perspective.

Dubner's follow-up post, commenting about the contest and picking his "top five" entries, is also worth a read. (My pick is #3; you can find out who won here.)

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