Friday, August 12, 2005

Blanche DuBush

Blanche DuBois, of Tennessee Williams’ A Street Car Named Desire, is famous for her plaint: “I have always depended on the kindness of strangers.”

DuBois comes to mind in assessing the state of our economy. Just as Blanche depended on strangers, so does the US economy. And like Blanche’s strangers, ours are not as kind as we might hope. Consider these US dependencies:

Clearly the US economy is hazardously dependent on the kindness of manifestly unkind strangers. So as his motorcade speeds past the mourning Cindy Sheehan to raise money from his Pioneers and Rangers, this president is putting on a bravura performance in the role of George DuBush.


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