I dare say “not”. OPEC limits the supply of a commodity that is plentiful all around the world, but because they sit on an ocean of oil they hold off the oil to insatiate the every whim whether vile or benovolent of the Sheiks that control the oil. On the other hand Unions hold off the supply of plentiful labor in the same fashion as OPEC and for the same reasons. They would rather see GM go bankrupt than offer a single concession. And with fairness to the UNION, GM didnt do much. But OPEC and UNIONS are designed to limit the surpluses thus driving the costs of labor and commodities upward costing consumers more money. When will we learn?
Dictators become the primary governmental order… and Big Mac’s are the second order of business. I think we can safely say dictators and Big Macs would become the New World Order without the grace of god this Country has bestowed on the world. Oh but we have done so many many many terrible things in the name of “good intentions”… you know like Russia.
So when you professorial jackasses ponder the big pictures like who wins the next episode of Spiderman, stop for a minute and image a world comprised of dictators and Big Mac’s. Why? Without the United States that’s what we will have. And the Big Mac’s will not be available in Africa except to Somali pirates. Lovely world where freedom rings!!!