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Uh oh, I've been watching Fox at the gym again...
The big thing they were talking about was Harry Knox, a White House advisor, having said the Catholic Church was "hurting people in the name of Jesus" by forbidding the use of condoms. Fox pundits of course were outraged, their arguments being that scientific consensus was agreeing with the Pope that condoms weren't preventing the spread of AIDS and that the Catholic Church was saving a lot more lives through its charities than Knox's organization, HRC.
Let's look at these claims.
The economist has a piece about how much American kids study (http://www.economist.com/world/unitedstates/displayStory.cfm?story_id=13825184&source=most_recommended) that starts with the requisite clichés about the lazy French.
Did you know that the French are the fifth most productive people of the OCDE, before the US and way before Japan?
It's true that the American work on average 11% more than the French but did you know that on average the French work more (and better) than the German?
Interestingly, there seems to be an inverse correlation between hours worked and productivity: the less you work, the better you work.