The Comparative Torpor Of The Latin Races

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Dec. 20 2011 11:04 AM

The Comparative Torpor Of The Latin Races

It didn't work in the lede of the piece, but I wanted to take the time on the blog to give a tip of the cap to Scott Sumner who unearthed the Bagehot quote on the "comparative torpor of the Latin races" that I used in my column on the myth of the hardworking German and lazy Italian.

Matthew Yglesias is the executive editor of Vox and author of The Rent Is Too Damn High.