Here is an intersting clip from the New York Times website that looks at the Danish model for dealing with the unemployed. In Denmark unemployment is at 4.2% which is well below the EU average of 9.7%. When you become unemployed you are guaranteed 70% of your income for 2 years – was 4 years before the financial crisis. They also spend big money on education and training. How do they fund this? Income tax rates range from 42.9% – 63% and not surprisingly it is the most taxed country in the world. Click here to see the video clip.