Thursday, December 04, 2008

Diferenças culturais

"But Prohibition was not completely erased, and to this day there are still places in the United States where you can't get a drop to drink. Take Thornton's home state of Alabama.(...) Alabama's pockets of "dryness" were of concern to German car manufacturer Mercedes-Benz, when it set up a factory in the state in the 1990s.

"I worked for the governor's office at the time, and around 40 executives came over from Germany," Thornton said. "The governor's office thought they would be concerned about the labor force, the cost of electricity, transportation. "Their major concern was about beer," he said.

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