The National Review writes that the U.S. is better poised to overcome the global recession than Europe because America encourages more risk taking and ingenuity. "Who cared that, over the last decade, much of Europe saw economic growth at only 50 to 75 percent the U.S. rate per annum, or that it struggled with 10 percent unemployment, or that it discouraged start-up companies, when the quality of life there was so much better for so many more people than anywhere else?"