Before we attempt to dig into question let me be formally introduced to World Watch readers.
“Ladies and gents, welcome James Dellinger who will be writing on Daily World Watch alongside me from now on…on economics and other stuff, but economics surely as my knowledge of the subject is worse than all the PIIGS nations joined together. My erstwhile colleague, former boss, and editor of the now defunct Washington Examiner’s Opinion Zone blog who was not happy with me frivolously running this blog…just decided he would help and guide me…which I happily accepted. So DWW will now be run as Russia’s tandem of Putin/Medvedev…without the seedy undercurrents. Congrats everyone on this milestone… welcome James and cheers! – World Watcher “
Thanks World Watcher, I am glad to join you and give your readers some food for thought on subjects in international political economy. I will do my best to keep my more ideological and meanderingly partisan content over on my Cantankerous Gentlemen perch.
Have you ever heard of the Dahrendorf hypothesis?