11 March 2008

accidente indeed

The great thing about being in foreign countries is that they don't have nearly so many safety rules and regulations. Don't get me wrong, I love living in the US, but our culture is so litigious that every person has to be protected from *every* potential harm. Any economist or actuary can explain how ridiculously inefficient this is, but from a moral standpoint it's good that we can all be glad that our risk is reduced when we drive, when we are at work, or when we go to sleep at night, etc. All of which is a nice lead-in to why these videos of people getting in accidents tend to come from places where this stuff is less of a priority. Like Brazil.

Notice how the guy in the background (on the right) gets out of the way.

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