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The new Cold War?

Loving the global economy

Kai Ryssdal Mar 7, 2014
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The new Cold War?

Loving the global economy

Kai Ryssdal Mar 7, 2014
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We’re talking about Ukraine, but we’re calling our special: “How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Global Economy.” 

It’s not really a Cold War, we know that. Nobody’s aiming missiles at anybody, the Doomsday Clock isn’t ticking closer to midnight, and that picture I dug out of my garage the other day — it’s just a pretty cool memento.

Which is good. That’s the way it ought to be. But the bigger point — that the global economy has changed so much since the Berlin Wall came down; that the phone in my pocket, was invented here, but built in China, using parts from dozens of different countries — that’s the whole ballgame now, and it’s the economic foundation for all the geopolitcs we’ve been watching for the past week.

So next time somebody tells you the economy is boring, send ’em our way.

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