Saturday, December 13, 2008

Regionalism, Sectarianism, Nationalism, etc. ...

We should expect to see more of it.

Two examples :

Festering animosity between the United Auto Workers and Southern senators who torpedoed the auto industry bailout bill erupted into full-fledged name calling Friday as union officials accused the lawmakers of trying to break the union on behalf of foreign automakers.

It's Blue against Gray all over again.


Since markets took a turn for the worse in September, there has been a chorus of calls for a Pan-European response. Most of those proposals have been vetoed by a group of countries led by Germany, the European Union's biggest economy and leading paymaster, on whose back many of these costs would fall.

the Euro's are at, again.

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