Find dragons, save the economy

In the last straw and hail mary departments of Icelandic politicians, Drekasvaedid or the “Dragon Area” is a firm favorite. 

An area in the ocean NE of Iceland that some believe holds the key to the oil riches that are going to make Iceland into one of the richest countries in the world…for real this time. 

Ossur Skarphedinsson, minister of industry for example uses the Dragon Area frequently when otherwise lost for words in the mess that is Iceland’s industry policies. When the National Broadcasting station needs a positive filler, someone is asked to speculate on the riches of Kroesian proportions that await. 

Yet, the explorations so far have yielded nothing concrete and it is going to be decades before Iceland could realistically benefit from the Dragon Area.  But it doesn’t stop my eleven year old brother in-law from dreaming of the oil that is going to save Iceland from the crisis. 

Today we thought of a better idea. What if they actually found dragons?

What is the difference between one fairy tale and the other?


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