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  •  As someone who's been to Europe ... (14+ / 0-)

    ... recently, I tell you what's happened:
    Vacant shops and small businesses suffering
    Higher prices for everything
    Fewer jobs in public and private sectors
    Infighting, as managers try to cut workers illegally
    Black and gray labor markets -- racing to the bottom
    Higher taxes + reduced services
    Racism, Nationalism, and Regionalism in the worst ways
    Grim, stupid, uninformed cynicism

    All I can say is that the French elections gave me some hope, but the "crazy trains" are still hogging the tracks.

    ... my income falls because you’re spending less, and your income falls because I’m spending less. And, as our incomes plunge, our debt problem gets worse, not better. -- P. Krugman

    by MT Spaces on Tue Oct 02, 2012 at 09:00:48 PM PDT

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