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What Happens When Three Sputtering Economies Collide? MIKE DAVIS connects the dots between China’s bubble, the Euro’s trouble, and the unfolding disaster in Washington. Mike wrote about it for TomDispatch.com; he teaches writing at UC Riverside.
Plus: The mess in Washington: HAROLD MEYERSON looks again at Obama’s concessions to the House Republicans, and their refusal to accept and claim victory. Harold writes a column for the Washington Post op-ed page and is editor-at-large of The American Prospect.
Also: The Trouble with the Tomato: BARRY ESTABROOK reports on the winter tomato crop in Southern Florida – ground zero for slave labor. Also, the tomatoes taste like cardboard. Barry’s new book is Tomatoland: How Modern Industrial Agriculture Destroyed our Most Alluring Fruit.