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No sign of this happening at all. The 0.1% in Europe and the 0.1% in the US are on the same page, and that won't change any time soon - if ever.

China isn't being taken seriously as an economic superpower yet. This seems ridiculous, but until it starts throwing up a rentier class that the CIA/Wall St mob can respect, it'll continue to be seen as a country full of unusually competent peasants who - in economic terms - are useful idiots.

Since the Euro elites take their cue from the mob, they're not going to start looking East until long after it's clear that the US is underwater.

Likewise for Russia. Some of dem Russkies may be rich and ruthless, but compared to the professionals they're still rather nouveau and have yet to prove themselves.

by ThatBritGuy (thatbritguy (at) googlemail.com) on Thu Feb 28th, 2008 at 10:44:57 PM EST
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