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True. But if the music really stops in a way that makes the US seriously reassess property ownership by the transnats, the world is going to be a quite different place. That would take something not too far short of a revolution. Which means that all political relationships - alliances, geostrategy, distribution of wealth, political power, everything - would be up for grabs to some extent or another.

Trying to grasp what the world will look like on the other side of such a fundamental discontinuity is, I think, more in the realm of tea-leaf reading than political analysis.

- Jake

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by JakeS (JangoSierra 'at' gmail 'dot' com) on Mon Jan 12th, 2009 at 03:00:40 PM EST
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