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having squandered the economic advantage its resources provided, lost the political muscle that advantage created, and created an infrastructure that is not sustainable given the reduced revenue nor is even applicable given the new economic reality

Jerome's writing during the gazprom "crisis" eighteen months ago (or so) underscored all of this, although he wasn't discussing it from that angle. The Soviet Union made the same mistakes.

you are the media you consume.

by MillMan (millguy at gmail) on Mon Jul 7th, 2008 at 06:59:00 PM EST
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