The fable of German ants - and Club Med crickets


During the long days of summer, the ants were working hard.

But the crickets were singing -from daybreak till dark.

When winter came, the ants had food stored away.

The crickets begged them for mercy, but the ants turned them away.

Aesop's fable about the hard-working ants and the singing crickets could be an almost perfect allegory for today's Europe, given the fable's moral: you'd better save for rainy days, and don't count on those who are not members of your tribe. It appears though that Europe forgot these simple teachings.

-Article by Reuven Brenner

Read full article: Asia Times, June 28, 2012