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"The EU is relaxing its red lines" - except it isn't. Not really.
by ThatBritGuy (thatbritguy (at) googlemail.com) on Tue Aug 7th, 2018 at 03:50:15 PM EST
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The EU has almost no red lines it can relax.
by Colman (colman at eurotrib.com) on Tue Aug 7th, 2018 at 03:54:24 PM EST
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redlining, infamously brought into worldwide contemporary public lexicon by Mr Obama's frequent use of it (and embrace of "homeland" security), ironically.

Let's limit our etymology to wikiwtf origins, or claims to primacy, because one might as well render unto caesar until further notice.

UK-Eng. colloquial

The origin of the phrase in English traces back to the "Red Line Agreement" in 1928 between largest oil companies of Britain, the USA and France at the time of the end of the Ottoman Empire. At the time of signature, the borders of the empire were not clear and to remedy the problem an Armenian businessman named Calouste Gulbenkian, took a red pencil to draw in an arbitrary manner the borders of the divided empire.

The expression remained significant to global diplomacy and was reused during the UN's founding after the WWII, especially in the Anglophone world. Uniquely, in France one would "cross the yellow line" (franchir la ligne jaune).[3]...

US-Eng. colloquial

Although informal discrimination and segregation had existed in the United States, the specific practice called "redlining" began with the National Housing Act of 1934, which established the Federal Housing Administration (FHA).[10][page needed] Racial segregation and discrimination against minorities and minority communities pre-existed this policy. The implementation of this federal policy aggravated the decay of minority inner-city neighborhoods caused by the withholding of mortgage capital, and made it even more difficult for neighborhoods to attract and retain families able to purchase homes.[11][page needed] The assumptions in redlining resulted in a large increase in residential racial segregation and urban decay in the United States.

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Divide and Conquer?

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Wed Aug 8th, 2018 at 03:32:54 PM EST
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