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For example, in regard to health care, many say we cannot learn anything since the European systems are Socialist; and do not mention foreign policy, where weak and pacifist Europeans run from danger. As we shall see in subsequent chapters, these are wrong; which means Americans are clinging to incorrect beliefs about the very people they prefer to have closer ties with, and with whom they perceive global problems can best be solved. There are also benefits of accurate information for the individual investor.

All while, in the United States, union leaders and conservatives never cease to complain about unfair Chinese trade dominance, and America being unable to compete. Many German companies also create reserves to cushion against temporary downturns, such as the 2008–2009 recession, resulting in fewer layoffs and bankruptcies than could otherwise be expected.

Check out his 2001 speech to the Labor Party Convention or his 2005 delivery at the European Parliament). In 2005, he summarized excellently the core ideas of the current union ideals survive through change . . They die through inertia in the face of challenge. [The current debate] . . is not . . between a “free market” Europe and a social Europe . . This is a union of values, of solidarity between nations and people, of not just a common market in which we trade but a common political space in which we live as citizens .

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