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Well, there's a big difference between Europe and the EU; and an even bigger difference between a single currency and a common currency.

I think that the European (and global) institutions are past their sell-by dates, ad the challenge is to create new ones.

As the man said, you can't solve 21st century problems with 20th century solutions.

"The future is already here -- it's just not very evenly distributed" William Gibson

by ChrisCook (cojockathotmaildotcom) on Sun May 8th, 2011 at 04:39:05 AM EST
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Especially when our leaders represent a return to 18th century feudalism.

"Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage." - Anaïs Nin
by Crazy Horse on Sun May 8th, 2011 at 05:28:57 AM EST
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You exaggerate!

We may be going back to the pre WW1 "Great Powers" in a multipolar world order - with all the attendant militarism and jingoism, but feudalism with peasants owned by local warlords seems a further step back...

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Sun May 8th, 2011 at 09:22:00 AM EST
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