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but the matter is, who bore the greater burden, and that is West Germany. Undeniably there were consequences (negative) for the other countries as well.
by PeWi on Tue Sep 11th, 2007 at 03:30:56 PM EST
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Those consequences were an "externality" given the lack of consultation and the predictability of the effect.

You know what we say around here of "externalities": polluter pays.

Oye, vatos, dees English sink todos mi ships, chinga sus madres, so escuche: el fleet es ahora refloated, OK? — The War Nerd

by Carrie (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Tue Sep 11th, 2007 at 03:32:32 PM EST
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I thought Germany is still the biggest net contributor to the EU?
by PeWi on Tue Sep 11th, 2007 at 03:47:34 PM EST
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Again, I don't think anyone debates that here.

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Tue Sep 11th, 2007 at 04:39:02 PM EST
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West Germany payed the most and gained the most, the rest of us payed less and gained less.

A fair, and very, very good, deal.

Peak oil is not an energy crisis. It is a liquid fuel crisis.

by Starvid on Tue Sep 11th, 2007 at 03:33:38 PM EST
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