It's too late for American member states to assert real independence from the central government without facing an avalanche of legal, political, and even military opposition. Europeans would be wise to not put themselves in a similar position.
Two things should concern us. First, the weakness of the recovery in the middle of the largest fiscal and monetary stimulus seen in decades, and second, the short and diminishing effect of these programs.
The "People over Profits" mantra is once again is being heard in Washington. But this time we're hearing about it from business lobbyists themselves who are now parroting leftwing slogans about "social responsibility."
Many have long speculated that there is a correlation between economic prosperity and the length of women's hemlines. But perhaps it's now "mom jeans," with their high waists and ample fit, that indicate the true state of the economy.
Most people understand that it's a good thing when others invest money and capital in your community. But when Canadian investors offered to pour money into France as part of a deal to buy a French company, the regime said no thanks.
After centralizing political power in the presidency to a level unfathomable to most Americans, the nationalists had succeeded, and the new Constitution was ready to be sprung upon an unsuspecting country.
Like any other piece of aggregate government data, cause-of-death data is used to justify new government interventions and policies. But there are good reasons to suspect there are many problems in compiling and auditing this data.