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Best if the stuff is made in Europe, to maintain the aura.

that's all we got left, folks...

but it is the cultural mecca it claims to be, chinese, (and the rest of the rich world) worship at the shrine of euro aesthetics, millions for an old ferrari indeed.

some of this aura can be remade in china, but it's a long road to accumulate all the cultural icons we have here, some, like the colosseum, hard to break up and move abroad.

although americans, back in their hegemonic economic growth heyday, did dismantle a london bridge and remake it in arizona, so...

we should run the whole continent as a historical museum, as, except for the germans and their bmw's, panzers etc, we're pretty much running on funny money fumes right now.

onward to the past, the glorious yesteryear!

meanwhile italy has run out of funds to stop the colosseum falling over on the tourists, and with imminent social breakdown on the streets, what tourists are going to come queue outside the louvre, or come and gawk at the acropolis?

riots are everywhere these days, we need peace in the streets to serve those 10E coffees in front of st mark's in venice.

'The history of public debt is full of irony. It rarely follows our ideas of order and justice.' Thomas Piketty

by melo (melometa4(at)gmail.com) on Mon Aug 26th, 2013 at 03:07:37 PM EST
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