John Fund has a piece in a recent issue of The American on how under-appreciated Switzerland has become the envy of Europe. It’s good fodder for those of us who love Switzerland.
The country is consistently at the top of quality of life rankings. Its people are among the most productive in the world. Its culture is fascinating (four official languages!). And as Fund emphasizes, its smart economic policies have led to a high level of prosperity and innovation.
The summer after my junior year of high school I left America for the first time to participate in a student-exchange program in Zurich. That trip opened my eyes to international travel…and the rest is history.
I’m excited to be going back to Switzerland in less than a month. I’ll be in St. Gallen for a week, as I was a winner in the St. Gallen Symposium essay contest. Then I’ll be in Zurich for a few days visiting friends, and then Massimo and I will go to Prague for a few days. Drop me an email if you live in any of these three cities and want to meet up, or if you have tips on Prague.